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Author Sharlet, Jeff.

Title Sweet heaven when I die : faith, faithlessness, and the country in between / Jeff Sharlet.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    200.973 SHA    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 264 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents Sweet fuck all, Colorado -- Bad moon rising -- Begin with the dead -- You must draw a long bead to shoot a fish -- Quebrado -- Chava's revenge -- Clouds, when determined by context -- Found in translation -- The best minds of my generation -- What they wanted -- The capitalist spirit -- Rock like fuck -- Born, again.
Summary "No one explores the borderlands of belief and skepticism quite like Jeff Sharlet. He is ingenious, farsighted, and able to excavate the worlds of others, even the flakiest and most fanatical, with uncanny sympathy. Here, he reports back from the far reaches of belief, whether in the clear mountain air of 'Sweet Fuck All, Colorado' or in a midnight congregation of urban anarchists celebrating a victory over police. From Dr. Cornel West to legendary banjo player Dock Boggs, from the youth evangelist Ron Luce to America's largest 'Mind, Body, Spirit Expo,' Sharlet profiles religious radicals, realists, and escapists. Including extended journeys published here for the first time, Sweet Heaven When I Die offers a portrait of our spiritual landscape that calls to mind Joan Didion's classic Slouching Towards Bethlehem."--Publisher's description
Subject Sharlet, Jeff.
United States -- Religion.
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780393079630 (hardcover)
0393079635 (hardcover)

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