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Behind the Zion Curtain by Johnny Townsend

Behind the Zion Curtain

by Johnny Townsend

216 pages
Mormons discover there's more to life than LDS teachings.

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About the Book
In this collection of Mormon short stories, a disaffected young woman burns her temple clothes while dancing to an old pop song. A teenage boy worried about the future of the planet prays for God to send a devastating plague on humans. An eager polygamist endures a miserable wedding night with his multiple wives. A government assassin tries to incorporate Blood Atonement into his work. A youth outing reenacting the Mormon Handcart trek goes terribly wrong. A rebellious college graduate gets a tattoo on her back--of the Plan of Salvation. A zealous restaurant worker devises a horrifying plan to force customers to obey the Word of Wisdom. Millions of Latter-day Saints apostatize by joining the Republican religion.

 

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About the Author
Johnny Townsend Johnny Townsend earned an MFA in fiction writing from Louisiana State University. His books, The Abominable Gayman, Marginal Mormons, and The Mormon Victorian Society were named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2011, 2012, and 2013.

 

 

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