June 1, 2004
June 1, 2004
Traces the events that surrounded the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons Ron and Dan Lafferty, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions.
Jon Krakauer's true-crime investigation, which explores the sick reality behind the murder of an innocent woman and her baby in 1984, goes further and looks at the history and the present-day practices of the Mormon Church. The two self-confessed murderers, both devout Mormon fundamentalists, claimed that God instructed them to kill their brother's wife and daughter, and that therefore they did nothing wrong. Krakauer traveled North America, interviewing Mormons of all varieties, from fanatical polygamists to 13-year-old brides and incest victims, to expose the truth about the horrifying extremist sect that these two men embody. A New York Times Notable Book for 2003.
Genre: True Crime, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Murder / General, Christianity / Mormonism
- Genre: Religion + Beliefs, True Crime
- Subgenre: Christianity / Mormonism, Murder / General
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Jon Krakauer
- Online Item #: 11338787
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1909
- ISBN: 9781400032808
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported