The Friday Gospels

The Friday Gospels

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It's Friday in the Leeke household, but this is no ordinary Friday: the Leekes are Lancastrian Mormons and tonight they will be welcoming back their son Gary from his two-year mission in Utah. His mother, Pauline, wants his homecoming to be perfect. Unfortunately, no one else seems to be following the script. In turn, the members of the family let us into their private thoughts and plans. There's teenage Jeannie, wrestling with a disastrous secret; her peculiar elder brother, Julian, who's plotting an exit according to his own warped logic; their father, Martin, dreaming of escape; and 'golden boy' Gary, who dreads his return. Then there's Pauline, who needs a doctor's help but won't ask for it. As the day progresses, a meltdown looms. Except that nothing goes according to anyone's plan, and the outcome is as unexpected as it is shocking. Laced with black humour and giving an unusual insight into the Mormon way of life, this is a superbly orchestrated and arresting tale of human folly and foibles and what counts in times of crisis.... Qtips, amini emery board andaplastic boxthatlooks like a puncture repair kit butactually contains a folding toothbrush ... boys playing with handheld Nintendos and wondering aloud if their games could interfere withtheplanea#39;s navigationalanbsp;...


Title:The Friday Gospels
Author: Jenn Ashworth
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-01-17
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