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Selling the City of Enoch by Johnny Townsend

Selling the City of Enoch

by Johnny Townsend

214 pages
Stories of Mormons struggling to conform to Church teachings.

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About the Book
In this collection of Mormon short stories, we see a mission president's wife murdered in Rome. A man whose past is filled with abuse learns to love for the first time. A mother plans for her role as a god in the hereafter. A descendant of Enoch tries out Capitalism. A husband nearing his seventh wedding anniversary leads a secret life. A bishop disguises himself as a homeless man to teach his congregation a lesson. A lonely young woman rents a mother and father for Christmas. A young husband is horrified to learn he has married a pre-op transgender in the temple. A group of ex-Mormons meet regularly to watch LDS movies in order to keep in touch with their culture.

 

Reviews
Selling the City of Enoch is "sharply intelligent...pleasingly complex...a playful, biting and surprisingly warm collection."
- Kirkus Reviews

 

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About the Author
Johnny Townsend Johnny Townsend has published stories and essays in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Glimmer Train, The Massachusetts Review, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, and in many other publications. His books have been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2011, 2012, and 2013.

 

 

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