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Escape

Carolyn Jessop

In the closed world of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, Carolyn Jessop was forced to obey her controlling husband’s every demand. She had no money, no power and existed as one of six wives battling for her husband’s attention. For seventeen years Carolyn suffered for the sake of her children. She tried to protect them as the cult’s new leader, Warren Jeffs, started marrying girls off younger and younger. But when Carolyn discovered that her twelve-year-old daughter had spent three days at Jeffs’ home, she knew she had to do everything in her power to take her children and flee. At 35 Carolyn escaped. This is her harrowing - and ultimately triumphant - story

Carolyn Jessop was born in 1968 and raised in the largest community of the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints in the US. She spent 17 years in a polygamous marriage to one of the most powerful men in the FLDS community, before escaping. She lives in Utah with her children.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
03/01/2008
Category
  • Biography and Memoir
  • Philosophy and Religion
Format TPS
198 x 129mm
Extent
448
US
.Intl.Creative Management Inc
Translation
.Intl.Creative Management Inc
Film
.Intl.Creative Management Inc
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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