- ISBN: 9780767932271 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2009.
|Summary, etc.:|| In the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), girls can become valuable property as plural wives, but boys are expendable, even a liability. In this powerful and heartbreaking account, former FLDS member Brent Jeffs reveals both the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his prophet's compound--and the harsh exile existence that so many boys face once they have been expelled by the sect. Brent Jeffs is the nephew of Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the FLDS. The son of a prominent family in the church, Brent could have grown up to have multiple wives of his own and significant power in the 10,000-strong community. But he knew that behind the group's pious public image--women in chaste dresses carrying babies on their hips--lay a much darker reality. So he walked away, and was the first to file a sexual-abuse lawsuit against his uncle. Now Brent shares his courageous story and that of many other young men who...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Broadway Books, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3388 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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