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Shadows Move Among Them by Edgar Mittelholzer
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Portraying the dark, authoritarian side of the utopian dream, this classic novel tells the story of the Reverend Harmston, a man devoted to building a microsociety in which there is a balance between the order that is necessary to produce livelihood and the freedom to fully explore sexuality. Setting up a commune in the remote Guyanese forest with the creed, "Hard work, frank love, and wholesome play," the reverend attempts to construct an ideal society that opens up cross-cultural dialogue between the spirit of European enlightenment and the culture of the native Amerindians. Underneath its generally comic tone, however, there are notes of a darker spirit at play--such as Harmston's unquestioned authority and the brutal punishments he hands out--that eerily foreshadow the actual 1978 Jonestown Massacre, a violent event that occurred 27 years after the novel's initial publication.

Author Biography

Edgar Mittelholzer is the author of numerous novels, including "My Bones and My Flute," and "A Swarthy Boy," his autobiography.
Release date Australia
May 27th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Peepal Tree Press Ltd
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