Truly Like Lightning: A Novel

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Bronson Powers grew up in a world of fantasy, living in Los Angeles. His Father regaled him with tall tales, masking his own failures and resentments. Bronson’s paternal Grandmother disinherited Bronson’s Father from a large estate. Bronson never let his Father’s resentments become his own, making his mark as a stuntman in a slew of films. His hard work had left him battered and substance addicted. Things changed when he inherited his Grandmother’s estate. The only caveat being that he must become a Mormon. At first, Bronson was skeptical, however as time passed, he embraced doctrine and the faith. The life of Joseph Smith reached him.

In the present day, Bronson presides over an extensive tract of land in San Bernardino, which includes a large portion of Joshua Tree National Park. He is the patriarch of a large family with two wives and ten children. The family lives off the land, hunting, and farming, the children taught by Wives Mary and Yalulah. Their bucolic existence is soon to be threatened by an enterprising businesswoman named Maya. The Powers’ family will never be the same.

Truly Like Lightning is an emotionally captivating tour de force from start to finish. David Duchovny fires on all cylinders in penning a modern-day fish out of water tale. The culture clash played out in the book provides humor, heart as well as deep philosophical questions. A true must-read for 2021.


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Author David Duchovny
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 464 pages
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publish Date 2021-Feb-02
ISBN 9780374277741
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Issue February 2021
Category Popular Fiction
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