Jaron Summers


Jaron Summers is an author and screenwriter living in Los Angeles. Like Jerry Wonder in Elder Wonder Comes of Age, Summers was a young Mormon missionary in New Zealand. He could not write this novel until after his mother's death.

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The Failed Life of a Mormon Missionary
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,250. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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A young man's hilarious quest for sex and God. In 1962, Jerry Wonder is a 19-year-old Mormon missionary who leaves South Dakota to save souls in New Zealand. But Elder Wonder is flawed. He is a compulsive masturbator, or in Mormon parlance, a "self-pollinator." Within its comic frame, the novel is revealing of the ways older men stifle and control young men.

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