Sunday, June 4, 2023

The Open Curtain

Episode 67: The Open Curtain

Brian Evenson’s 2006 novel The Open Curtain tracks the budding relationship between two Mormon teens… through the lens of mental illness, alienation, and ritual murder. Evenson’s  novel takes Jack and Kate on a deeply uncomfortable journey into the darkest aspects of religion.

Which gym teacher should be on duty when you start a beef with another student? Why should you always display the most off-putting books in your collection? Is Mormonsploitation a thing, and what’s up with the true crime connection? And is the exploitation call coming from inside the house? All these questions and more will be answered in this episode of the podcast.