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A Memoir

Neal Moore


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At age 19, Neal Moore, a drug-addled sixth-generation Mormon, bids farewell to his cancer-stricken mother and grants her dying wish: to become a missionary.Accepting an assignment to the South Africa Cape Town Mission, Elder Moore goes from the comfortable, upper-class suburbs of his native Los Angeles into a nation emerging, sometimes violently, from the strictures of racial apartheid. It.

Tusker Press, 9780998539522, 214pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2017

About the Author

Neal Moore is the co-author of Down the Mississippi (Mark Twain Museum Press). A nomad, adventurer and storyteller, Neal's reporting has taken him from night-market meetings with Chinese cyber-dissidents to mountaintop encounters with approaching super typhoons. His work from North America, Africa and the Far East has appeared in Der Spiegel, The New Yorker and on CNN International.