The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary

1987. A faltering missionary named Bill Shunn lands himself in a Canadian jail on charges of hijacking.

1844. A frontier prophet named Joseph Smith lands himself in an Illinois jail on charges of treason.

This riveting memoir weaves from these stories a spellbinding tapestry of deception, desperation and defiance. Answer its call and you'll never look at a Mormon missionary the same way again. More

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About William Shunn

William Shunn is the author of the acclaimed 2015 memoir The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary. Since his first publication in 1993, his short fiction has appeared in Salon, Storyteller, Bloodstone Review, Newtown Literary, Asimov's Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age, Realms of Fantasy, Electric Velocipede, and various anthologies and year's-best collections. His work has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Association for Mormon Letters Award. His chapbook An Alternate History of the 21st Century appeared from Spilt Milk Press in 2007, and his novella Cast a Cold Eye, written with Derryl Murphy, came out from PS Publishing in 2009. He lives and writes in New York City.

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