Secrets and Wives

Secrets and Wives

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What do we really know about modern practicing polygamistsa€”not fictional ones like the Henrickson family on HBOa€™s Big Love? Wea€™ve seen the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the news, the underage brides in pioneer dresses on a Texas ranch. But the FLDS is just one of many groups that have broken with mainstream Mormonism to follow those parts of Joseph Smitha€™s doctrine disavowed by the LDS Church. Gaining unprecedented access to these communities, journalist Sanjiv Bhattacharya reveals a shadow country teeming with small town messiahs, dark secrets, and stories both heartbreaking and strange. Polygamya€™s dark sidea€”incest, forced marriages, and physical abusea€”is laid bare. But Bhattacharya also finds warmth in the fundamentalist diaspora and even finds himself taking an ideological stand for polygamya€™s legalization. More than just an expose of Mormon polygamy, Secrets and Wives is the personal journey of a foreign atheist and liberal, a stranger in a strange land who grapples with hard questions about marriage, monogamy, and the very nature of faith.Teachers Manual Course C6, Age 8a€“9, p 192 (PDF in my possession) 18. a€œ Kingston Journey: Insiders to Outcasts, a€ by Greg Burton, The Salt Lake Tribune, August 16, 1998. Also confirmed by former members of the Order Ronald Tucker, anbsp;...

Title:Secrets and Wives
Author:Sanjiv Bhattacharya
Publisher:Soft Skull Press - 2013-07-01


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