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Sweeping and lyrical, spellbinding and unforgettable, David Ebershoff’s The nineteenth Spouse combines epic historic fiction with a contemporary homicide thriller to create a superb novel of literary suspense.
It’s 1875, and Ann Eliza Younger has just lately separated from her highly effective husband, Brigham Younger, prophet and chief of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a campaign to finish polygamy in the US. A wealthy account of a household’s polygamous historical past is revealed, together with how a younger girl turned a plural spouse.
Quickly after Ann Eliza’s story begins, a second beautiful narrative unfolds–a story of homicide involving a polygamist household in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a younger man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier, should reenter the world that forged him apart so as to uncover the reality behind his father’s loss of life.
And as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’ s search, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of affection and religion.
Reward for The nineteenth Spouse
“This beautiful tour de power explores the darkish roots of polygamy and its modern-day fruit in a renegade cult . . . Ebershoff brilliantly blends a haunting fictional narrative by Ann Eliza Younger, the real-life nineteenth “insurgent” spouse of Mormon chief Brigham Younger, with the equally compelling modern narrative of fictional Jordan Scott, a 20-year-old homosexual man. . . . With the subject of plural marriage and its shattering impression on ladies and powerless kids in right now’s headlines, this novel is crucial studying for anybody in search of understanding of the topic.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred evaluate)