The Hapgood California mission was once the most successful mission in the Church of Latter-day Saints. Baptizing more converts than elders in most countries, the young men of the tiny Hapgood mission will go as far as it takes to gain power and glory. Elder Blood recounts tales of violence, sexual exploitation, insanity, and sadism among his fellow servants of the Mormon faith. Transcribed from over 200 hours of recorded audio accounts with minimal editing, Elder Blood's story reveals precise and peculiarly brutal methods used by the Priesthood to beat and pray the gay away. A world of exorcisms and waking nightmares, Hapgood is hiding deeper secrets than any faith can explain. Equally hilarious as it is shocking, "Fear and Loathing in the Mormon Church" is like a hyper-sexual "Handmaid's Tale" with all the spooky chic of a Seijun Suzuki film. The resulting outlaw mania is a story that could only come from the mind of Kevin Snow. This novel is the second in Snow's 16-part gonzo journalism series. Each novel in the series can be read either independently as a standalone book or in sequential order. With illustrations by John-Ross Boyce. Cover art by Dr. Alex Al-Chwikani.
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About the Author
Raised in Norway, Denver-born Kevin Snow has been a writing consultant, production consultant, and acting coach in Hollywood and New York since 2005. He has worked on major programs and projects for Zentropa Productions, the Danish Film Society, National Public Radio, Pacific Resident Theatre, the Walt Disney Company, Random House, and Fox. He holds an MA in Math Education from California State University, Los Angeles, and a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was an editor for the International Law Journal. He is a co-founder of the NORML Business Network and an advocate for Free Leonard Pickard. His latest law comment and companion piece to his first novel, entitled "iPot", will be published in the Florida Journal of International Law later this year. He currently resides in Alhambra, California.