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The abominable gayman

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/catalogue22870
Material Type
Book: softcover
Date Published
2010
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Material Type
Book: softcover
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Responsibility
by Johnny Townsend
Place
St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Date Published
2010
Physical Description
vii, 409 p.
Condition
Excellent
Language
English
ISBN
9781609101183
Notes
In this novelistic collection of short stories, a gay Mormon missionary struggles to make sense of sexuality and spirituality in 1970s Italy." Kirkus Review
Call Number
F TOW ABO 2010
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019-016
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Behind the bishop's door

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/catalogue23411
Collection
Fiction
Material Type
Book: softcover
Date Published
c2017
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Edition
1st ed.
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Collection
Fiction
Material Type
Book: softcover
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Responsibility
by Johnny Townsend
Edition
1st ed.
Place
St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Date Published
c2017
Physical Description
328 p.
Condition
Excellent
ISBN
9781634925082
Notes
signed by author
Call Number
F TOW BEH 2017
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019-016
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Behind the Zion curtain : stories of unorthodox Mormons

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/catalogue22885
Material Type
Book: softcover
Date Published
2014
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Edition
1st ed.
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Material Type
Book: softcover
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Editor
Banta, Donna
Responsibility
by Johnny Townsend
Edition
1st ed.
Place
St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Date Published
2014
Physical Description
xvii, 186 p.
Condition
Excellent
Language
English
ISBN
9781632634832
Notes
Signed by the author.
"In this collection of Mormon short stories, a disaffected young woman burns her temple clothes while dancing to an old pop song. A teenage boy worried about the future of the planet prays for God to send a devastating plague on humans. An eager polygamist endures a miserable wedding night with his multiple wives. A government assassin tries to incorporate Blood Atonement into his work. A youth outing reenacting the Mormon Handcart trek goes terribly wrong. A rebellious college graduate gets a tattoo on her back--of the Plan of Salvation. A zealous restaurant worker devises a horrifying plan to force customers to obey the Word of Wisdom. Millions of Latter-day Saints apostatize by joining the Republican religion." Back cover.
TableOfContents
Introduction: Drinking the Kool-Aid
Fire in an empty pool
Burying my baby at Deseret Land and Livestock
Gardening without Deet
Vitamin-rich baptisms for the dead
Equity for Monica
Lyeing for the Lord
A tithing of queers
The entomology of words
Trapped in a vagina
Till death do us part
An endowed spy
The girl next store
Star Fleet testing
My path to the gutter
The God of macrame
The neurochemistry of Monday night
Group sex for faithful Mormons
The Bishop's husband
Call Number
F TOW BEH 2014
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019-016
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The circumcision of God

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/catalogue22878
Material Type
Book: softcover
Date Published
2009
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Material Type
Book: softcover
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Responsibility
by Johnny Townsend
Place
St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Date Published
2009
Physical Description
vii, 259 p.
Condition
Excellent
Language
English
ISBN
9781609100520
Notes
Signed by the author.
"These sixteen stories reveal Mormons with serious problems their church can't always help solve. A young girl has to fight the Klan in 1960's Mississippi. A betrayed husband demands the return of the kidney he donated to his wife. A young gay man is outed by his dying mother. A woman desperately hopes her husband dies of natural causes before his suicide attempt is successful. A teenage girl is shot by the young ward she is babysitting. These accounts may all be about Mormons, but they don't tell the faith-promoting stories one hears at church. They tell the tales of real people the Church simply can't acknowledge." Back cover.
TableOfContents
Nanny princess
The bitch
Rapture
The weakest of all the saints
Mis ing parts
The removal of Debra
Homework for Hitler
The deserter
Indian giver
The buzzard tree
Night life
The circumcision of God
No other success
The mission
Circumcising the Hivites
An ingeneous gravestone
Call Number
F TOW CIR 2009
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019-016
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Collection
Fiction
Material Type
Book: softcover
Date Published
c2014
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Edition
1st ed.
Publisher
BootLocker.com, Inc.
Collection
Fiction
Material Type
Book: softcover
Variant Title
Stories of Mormon disquietude
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Responsibility
by Johnny Townsend
Edition
1st ed.
Place
not indicated
Publisher
BootLocker.com, Inc.
Date Published
c2014
Physical Description
xix, 206 p.
Condition
Excellent
ISBN
9781632632272
Notes
Signed by author
"In this collection of Mormon short stories, the LDS Church issues a survey about sexual orientation but neglects to allow "gay" as an answer. A young couple find them selves hopelessly trapped in the temple. An anotomically male, inwardly female transgender feels guilty for holding the priesthood as a woman. A bishop's wife organizes a sex-boycott among leaders' wives until until the Church agrees to ordain women -- Noah explains God's childhood secret that was the real impetus behind the flood. A lesbian has a hysteroctomy to protest the Church's ban on same-sex families. A man redecorates his house with Mormon art as a surprise for his husband. A Jewish transgender tries to get a job with Deseret Book." WorldCat
TableOfContents
Seeing genitalia in the chapel
My dad's wife hits a tree
The whopper
A penis for your thoughts
Following the Liahona
Fifteen dollars
The boycott
The fantasy of Noah
Check -- A day at the temple
Violation
A well-endowed female
A trip to the grocery
The man in the hall
My after-conference bath
The date
Freeing Nestora
Heterosexual homosexuality
No more yad
Only in Salt Lake
On the seventh day
Also by Johnny Townsend
Call Number
F TOW DAY 2014
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019-016
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Material Type
Book: softcover
Date Published
2015
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Edition
1st ed.
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Material Type
Book: softcover
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Responsibility
by Johnny Townsend
Edition
1st ed.
Place
St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Date Published
2015
Physical Description
xxi, 182 p.
Condition
Excellent
Language
English
ISBN
9781634903424
Notes
"Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints grapple with the harshness of church teachings in these ironic but heartfelt stories." Kirkus Reviews
TableOfContents
Too nice
The Sunday after
Called to condem
Still true
Teacher of the millennium
Sealed with a kiss
The dinner party
Patty Lou soils herself
To serve God
Best Christian example
Christmas brownies
Poison ivy testimonies
A stupor of thought
Reverse engineering
Sweating bullets
The contract
Third time's the charm
Your mission, if you choose to accept it
Call Number
F TOW DES 2015
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019-016
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Collection
Fiction
Material Type
Book: softcover
Date Published
c2010
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Collection
Fiction
Material Type
Book: softcover
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Responsibility
by Johnny Townsend
Place
Place of publication not identified
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Date Published
c2010
Physical Description
v, 287 p.
Condition
Excellent
ISBN
9781609100797
Notes
"Gay Mormons certainly have their challenges. In these stories, a repressed man seeks a medicinal cure for homosexuality. A homophobic scientist comes up with a novel theory for why the dinosaurs became extinct. The victim of a gay bashing becomes a serial killer of right-wing preachers. A group of gay men start living the United Order, a Mormon form of socialism. A man who needs a heart transplant is abandoned by his parents for his gay lifestyle. Mormons say they hate the sin of homosexuality but love the sinner. In these stories, the sinners aren't always very loveable, but the sins themselves are always fascinating." author's website
TableOfContents
Playing around
Ambien dreams
Moot
Dinosaur perversions
Beauty all around
Fostering brotherhood
A dildo for the United Order
Pot of gold
Dual diagnosis
Masturbating loudly
Fucking an angel
God's worry beads
Becoming an Ammonite
The opposite of love
The carrier
Call Number
F TOW DIN 2010
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-136
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Dragons of the Book of Mormon

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/catalogue22871
Material Type
Book: softcover
Date Published
2013
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Material Type
Book: softcover
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Responsibility
by Johnny Townsend
Place
St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Date Published
2013
Physical Description
xxiv, 218 p.
Condition
Excellent
Language
English
ISBN
9781626466784
Notes
"In these sympathetic but subversive stories, Mormons have their faith tested in ways both subtle and severe.
Most of the characters in Townsend’s latest take on the less-holy side of Latter-day sainthood are devout Mormons coping with realities—and unrealities—that cast their religious strictures in an unsettling light. At the more lurid end of the spectrum, a family finds that their LDS lifestyle uniquely equips them to survive a zombie apocalypse; a reporter hypes the exploits of a masked crime fighter dressed in Mormon Temple robes; a bride is struck down at the altar by a mysterious serial killer; and a straight-laced man has a thrilling sadomasochistic encounter in a dentist’s chair. Other tales feature quieter but still nerve-wracking intrusions: a husband loses his wife to an auto accident and reflects on the forbidden desires roiling their relationship; a family breadwinner struggling with bills risks divine retribution by cutting back on his tithing; the contrast between his boring existence and fantasies of heaven makes a middle-aged man long for death. The pre-eminent documenter of alternative Mormon lifestyles, Townsend (The Mormon Victorian Society, 2013, etc.) continues exploring the tension between religious belonging and repression; his characters are steeped in the highly organized, tightknit social life and elaborate rituals and theology of the church, but they chafe against its constraints on expression and sexuality. His normally understated critique of Mormon sexism, homophobia and reaction occasionally grows strident: In one schematic tale, a terrorist bombing prods a right-wing Mormon into patly repudiating his conservative principles, while in the title story, a woman’s questioning of church doctrine—“Wasn’t sugarcoating Church history just a way of making it more palatable?”—slips into soapboxing. Still, Townsend has a deep understanding of his characters, and his limpid prose, dry humor and well-grounded (occasionally magical) realism make their spiritual conundrums both compelling and entertaining." Kirkus Reviews
TableOfContents
Foreword: A sheep in wolf's clothing
Going home
Bumper sticker theology
Temple man
The Venetian blinds of Heaven
Getting zeppoli from Derek
How we won back Salt Lake
The eyes of March
Half marathon man
Latter-day murderers
The ogre of Atlanta
The white peacock
Looking for Nephi
Call Number
F TOW DRA 2013
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019-016
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Collection
Fiction
Material Type
Book: softcover
Date Published
c2011
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Edition
1st ed.
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Collection
Fiction
Material Type
Book: softcover
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Responsibility
by Johnny Townsend
Edition
1st ed.
Place
not indicated
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Date Published
c2011
Physical Description
ix, 266 p.
Condition
Excellent
ISBN
9781614347590
Notes
signed by author
Call Number
F TOW FLY 2011
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2019-016
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The gay Mormon quilter's club

https://collections.arquives.ca/en/permalink/catalogue22722
Collection
Fiction
Material Type
Book: softcover
Date Published
c2010
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Collection
Fiction
Material Type
Book: softcover
Author
Townsend, Johnny
Responsibility
by Johnny Townsend
Place
Place of publication not identified
Publisher
BookLocker.com, Inc.
Date Published
c2010
Physical Description
vii, 277 p.
Condition
Excellent
ISBN
9781609102531
Notes
"A gay quilting club in Salt Lake tries to win a contest using pornographic designs. A man tries to rebuild his life after being shot in the face by the wife of a man with whom he's having an affair. A college student becomes a false prophet to save his friends from disaster. A gay couple rejected by biological family painstakingly creates a new "chosen" family. "Johnny Townsend's stories are a gay 'Portnoy's Complaint' of Mormonism. Salacious, sweet, sad, insightful, insulting, religiously ethnic, quirky-faithful, and funny." (D. Michael Quinn, "Same-Sex Dynamics Among 19th-Century Americans: A Mormon Example")" author's website
TableOfContents
The Gay Mormon' Quilter's Club
Sensitive statues
Twinkell the half-elf and his gold
The face of a missionary
Orange trees in the quarry
Empty window seats
The inner light of outer darkness
The brother of the spotter owls
Sob story
Eunuchs for the Blue Cross
The hospitality of Sodom
Call Number
F TOW GAY 2010
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
2018-136
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