Cult Fiction: One Writer's Creative Journey Through an Extreme Religion

Cult Fiction: One Writer's Creative Journey Through an Extreme Religion

by K. Gordon Neufeld


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ISBN-13: 9781621375173
Publication date: 06/09/2014
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

K. Gordon Neufeld is the author of Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon, A Cult Survivor's Memoir. As well, he is the author of short stories which have appeared in literary journals such as The Windsor Review and The Nashwaak Review. Neufeld received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in 1997.

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Neufeld joined the Unification Church of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon in 1976 while travelling through California. He remained a member for ten years. After leaving the group, he returned to Canada and resumed his education, while returning to his original ambition to be a writer. As a result of publication of his memoir, in 2005 he began corresponding with Mary Jo Downey, another former member of the Unification Church, who was researching cult narratives. The couple married in Concord, Massachusetts in 2009. Neufeld lives with his wife and step-daughter, Eiry, in a small town in upstate New York.

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