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A Handbook of American Prayer
by Lucius Shepard | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAussitel-OBCZwing of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Australia on 3/26/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAussitel-OBCZwing from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Australia on Monday, March 26, 2012

5 out of 10

Many of Lucius Shepard's stories deal with masculinity; how masculinity is performed in different settings and cultures, and what that means for men, women, and society. This book, 'A Handbook of American Prayer' continues to explore such themes and concerns, through the travails of Wardlin Stuart, a violent brawler and predatory womaniser

After accidentally committing a murder Warldin winds up in jail, where he develops prayerstyle, a secular method of prayer that seems to bend reality to the supplicant's wishes. Wardlin assembles his prayers into a book called 'A Handbook of American Prayer'

Following the book's publication Wardlin is granted parole, and he becomes a media favourite and the unwitting founder of a new spiritual movement that rejects God and religion as irrelevant, for which the Christian Right brands Wardlin a tool of the devil

The reformed Wardlin claims to want nothing more than quiet domesticity with the woman he loves, yet he is a magnet for violence, which feeds a part of himself that he cannot seem to abandon

An introspective exploration of the confluence of masculinity, celebrity, and spirituality in contemporary US culture

NOTE: This book was 'free' from the publisher (Concord Free Press), on the proviso that the person who received it would make a donation to a charity or a needy person... a 'good faith' donation was given to 'Kiva' 

Journal Entry 2 by wingAussitel-OBCZwing at Aussitel Backpackers Hostel in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

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