Another Hour On A Sunday Morning / Scheeres Julia



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The story of two children growing up in fundamentalist Christian America. Sinners go to: HELL. Rightchuss go to: HEAVEN. The end is near: REPENT. This here is: JESUS LAND. Julia Scheeres stumbles across these signs along the side of a cornfield while out biking with her adopted brother David. It's the mid-1980s they're sixteen years old and have just moved to rural Indiana a landscape of cottonwood trees and trailer parks - and a racism neither of them is prepared for. While Julia is white her close relationship with David who is black makes them both outcasts. At home a distant mother (more involved with her church's missionaries than with her own children) and a violent father only compound their problems. When the day comes that high-school hormones bullying and a deep-seated restlessness prove too much to bear the parents send Julia and David to the Dominican Republic to a 1980s Christian version of Brat Camp. In this riveting memoir first-time author Scheeres takes us with her from the Midwest to a place beyond our imagining. Surrounded by natural beauty the Escuela Caribe is governed by a disciplinary regime that demands its teens repent for their sins under boot-camp conditions. Julia and David's determination to make it through their childhood and the camp with heart and soul intact is told here with immediacy candor and sparkling humour.

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 19 October, 2007.

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