When we meet Curtis, she is about 30 and married to a fellow Jehovah's Witness. I grabbed this book from Edelweiss because I like a good recovery from religion story, and I'm always curious to learn more about a thing. My favorite new-to-me JW tidbit is this:
"To destroy all man-made governments and to set up His own government that will solve all of man's problems."
Uh...are the Witnesses the anarchists of the alt-Christian scene??? I stuck with the book another 100 pages just to see if there would be more information about what His own government (Hog) would look like. When knocking on a co-worker's door, Curtis hears the extremity of her testimony for the first time, and like a fellow congregant, begins to "succumb to a curious mind." Next thing you know, she's quoting Anaïs Nin in a chapter epigraph:
And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Hubba. Unfortunately the prose wasn't totally speaking to me, so I gave up somewhere after page 100. I'm willing to go back in, so if you read and like it, lmk.