Saturday, May 29, 2010

ExMormon -- The Final Chapter!

Many of you are no doubt aware that almost all of the novel ExMormon has been posted online -- serialized from here. And now it's getting to be time to finally post the last chapter! There's just one catch:

Remember how I've said that each of the individual novellas can be read alone? Even the gratuitous love scene. The stories are connected, but you don't need to have read the earlier ones to understand the later ones.

Well, that changes with this chapter.

The Exmo Conference chapter is a lighthearted wrap-up where Elohim watches how the various apostates' lives have turned out. But that means that you have to have read the earlier sections to get it. Fortunately, you have nearly a month. (And, according to my statistics, it's not hard at all to read any one of the eight-and-a-half novellas in one sitting.)

But if you want to pick and choose, here are the choices:

Young Women's: Slumber parties, sibling rivalries, and praying for a testimony are all on the agenda for a good Mormon girl like April.

Youth Conference: Lynn and friends hone their LDS husband-hunting skills.

Saturday's Warrior: Jill discovers that -- even when hanging out with very righteous people, for something as wholesome as a church play -- things can go disastrously wrong. I'd like to call this one a story about the power of repentance, because it sort of is. But it's not quite the same take on it that you might remember from Sunday school.

BYU: Lynn finds the BYU experience a little challenging to her faith.

Gratuitous Love Scene: The name says it all.

Polygamist: Like so many "lost boys", Joe leaves his Mormon Fundamentalist family and takes to the road. He's taken in by LDS relatives who are more than a little suspicious of his "apostate" upbringing.

Temple Wedding: What fun it is when the whole extended Mormon family gets together in Utah Valley for a temple wedding! Whee!

Orem High: Jared's familiar Utah Valley lifestyle gets shaken up by a new arrival.

Bordeaux Mission: Spencer faces major temptation during the final week of his mission in France. Will he "choose the right"?

Don't feel bad about just reading is online instead of buying it -- I'm not aiming to make money off this. I'm selling the full-color PDF at the low price of $2, and I'm planning on giving the money to Solar Aid. Either way you'll be counted in my statistics -- over a thousand readers and counting!!



JentheHumanist said...

I am a newbie to your blog, but now that I have a better idea of what is in your book - I am soooooooo going to get a copy.

C. L. Hanson said...

Thanks Jen!!!

I hope you'll like it! :D

C. L. Hanson said...

p.s.: If you're thinking of reviewing it for your blog or other publication, please email me (at chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com) and I'll send you a review copy. :D