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Author Zuman, Helen, author.

Title Mating in captivity : a memoir / Helen Zuman.

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Galena PL Adult Biography - GALY-13  B ZUM    AVAILABLE
Description ix, 229 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Interview -- Moving in -- Dim chambers -- The lure of the ring -- Last glimpse of sunlight -- Tough love -- Traitors' hearts -- Hunting season -- Invading the body -- Untamed flame -- Arol's embrace -- Crazing -- Break -- Release -- Reunion.
Summary "When recent Harvard grad Helen Zuman moved to Zendik Farm in 1999, she was thrilled to discover that the Zendiks used go-betweens to arrange sexual assignations, or "dates," in cozy shacks just big enough for a double bed and a nightstand. Here, it seemed, she could learn an honest version of the mating dance--and form a union free of "Deathculture" lies. No one spoke the truth: Arol, the Farm's matriarch, crushed any love that threatened her hold on her followers' hearts. An intimate look at a transformative cult journey, Mating in Captivity shows how stories can trap us and free us, how miracles rise out of crisis, how coercion feeds on forsaken self-trust."
Subject Zuman, Helen.
Ex-cultists -- Biography.
Communal living -- North Carolina -- Polk County.
Cults -- North Carolina -- Polk County.
Cult members -- Sexual behavior.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Sexuality (see also PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality)
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781631523373 (softcover)

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