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The Tyranny of Silence by Johnny Townsend

The Tyranny of Silence

by Johnny Townsend

208 pages
Mormons navigate both faith and obedience to extreme beliefs.

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About the Book
An Artificial Intelligence tries to lead Mormons astray. The Church addresses the perils of inappropriate hair styles for men. A bereaved widow listens to the radio hoping to hear love songs from her departed husband. A high school teacher is stalked by one of her students. An obese man struggles to lead a meaningful life. A prankster makes life miserable for his LDS boss. An ex-Mormon earns a living selling Mormon underwear online to non-members. A young man fakes a two-year mission to please his family. Another missionary targets potential converts on dating sites. A lonely husband pays the price for straying from his wife. Joseph Smith takes action when he discovers Emma’s polyandrous marriage. The Church reels after a leak that children of gay couples can no longer participate in its saving rituals and ordinances. A depressed Santa reaches out to help his community.

 

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About the Author
Johnny Townsend Johnny Townsend earned an MFA from Louisiana State University and has published 25 books, six of which were named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of the Year. He also published "Let the Faggots Burn," an account of the UpStairs Lounge fire, and was an Associate Producer of the documentary "Upstairs Inferno."

 

 

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