The Friday Gospels

The Friday Gospels

Book - 2013
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It's Friday in the Leeke household, but this is no ordinary Friday and the Leekes are a little unusual: they are Lancastrian Mormons, and this evening their son Gary will return from 2 years as a missionary in Salt Lake City.

His mother is planning a celebratory dinner - with difficulty, since she's virtually housebound with an undiagnosed, embarrassing condition. What she doesn't realise is that the rest of the family - her meek husband, disturbed oldest son, and teenage daughter - have other plans for the evening, each involving drastic and irrevocable action.

As the narrative baton passes from one Leeke to the next, disaster inexorably looms. Except that nothing goes according to plan, and the outcome is as unexpected as it is shocking. Giving a fascinating insight into the Mormon way of life, this blackly funny tale of innocence betrayed shows the havoc religion can wreak.

Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2013.
ISBN: 9781444707748
Branch Call Number: ASH
Characteristics: 326 p.


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Aug 14, 2016

A page-turning look at a family whose every member has a secret they can't share, despite the fact that sharing them would solve so much frustration. Excellent, though the ending, given all the complications wraps up a wee bit too quickly.

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