Like many young boys, C.H. Young grew up with an imaginary friend. In C.H.'s case, it was his ancestor Brigham Young. But C.H. grows up and leaves his childhood fantasies behind--or so he thinks. Then one day, a very real "Brother Brigham" pays him a visit, making demands that tax his faith, his marriage, and his sanity.
A gay teenage Mormon growing up in western Oregon in 2003. His straight best friend. Their parents. A typical LDS ward, a high-school club about tolerance for gays, and a proposed anti-gay-marriage amendment to the state constitution. These elements combine in a coming-of-age story about faithfulness and friendship, temptation and redemption, tough choices and conflicting loyalties.
A collection of the best Mormon short fiction written in the past two decades, each of these extraordinary stories represents a potent individual voice, from nationally acclaimed authors Brady Udall and Orson Scott Card, to respected Mormon literature veterans Douglas Thayer and Margaret Blair Young, to talented up-and-coming writers Lisa Madsen Rubilar and Todd Robert Petersen, and many more.