How far would you go to preserve your beliefs?
In this nonfiction narrative, Krakauer explores what can happen when religious convictions become overwhelming. Krakauer interweaves the narrative of the 1984 murder of a young Mormon wife and her infant child–perpetrated by her husband’s brothers, supposedly under the order of God–with an account of the founding and history of Mormon fundamentalism.
For readers who only know about Mormonism from the t.v. series Big Love, this book will be a big eye opener.