the great days
"...accomplished and enormously powerful."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
Told through the experience of Brother August, THE GREAT DAYS is a disturbing tale of megalomania and submission that takes place as a spiritual community in the sparse Arizona desert prepares for a period of enlightenment to arrive.
When Papa, the cult leader, takes a ten-year-old girl as his fifth and final wife, some followers resist. But a supreme being cannot accept doubt from his disciples, and resisters are redirected into compliance.
As Papa's chief aid and spiritual interpreter, Brother August's loyalty is tested. His love for a particular follower jolts him from the intoxicating spell of Papa's power, and soon, August's awakening edges this fragile cult to a ferocious breaking point.