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Elders

Ryan McIlvain

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A glorious debut that T.C. Boyle calls "powerful and deeply moving" that follows two young Mormon missionaries in Brazil and their tense, peculiar friendship. Elder McLeod—outspoken, surly, a brash American—is nearing the end of his mission in Brazil. For nearly two years he has spent his days studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon, knocking on doors, teaching missionary lessons—“experimenting on the word.” His new partner is Elder Passos, a devout, ambitious Brazilian who found salvation and solace in the church after his mother’s early death. The two men are at first suspicious of each other, and their work together is frustrating, fruitless. That changes when a beautiful woman and her husband offer the missionaries a chance to be heard, to put all of their practice to good use, to test the mettle of their faith. But before they can bring the couple to baptism, they must confront their own long-held beliefs and doubts, and the simmering tensions at the heart of their friendship. A novel of unsparing honesty and beauty, Elders announces Ryan McIlvain as a writer of enormous talent.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brian Hutchison

Length:

8h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:41