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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: September 24, 2023 09:22PM

New book on what becomes of FLDS Lost Boys, featured in todays NYT Opinion section.

“American photographer Jim Mangan began The Crick as a photographic survey of the unorthodox architecture of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) houses in the Utah-Arizona border town of Short Creek. He soon found that the bigger story lay in a group of teenage boys navigating their disintegrating community, fractured after leader Warren Jeffs was imprisoned in 2011. These subjects were children at the time of the fallout, who remained with their families in Short Creek as others elected to leave the town altogether.

The Crick is a meditation on religious succession, patriarchal systems, zealotry and fraternity in the life built by these young men. Mangan’s pictures transport the reader into an alternate reality of the boys’ making: where they explore the rugged terrain of southern Utah, northern Arizona and southern Nevada on horseback, emulating old-time explorers of the Western frontier. His “ecological and sociological approach” to this series, spanning five years, depicts the playfulness of youth against the capricious landscape of the American West. In both their real and imaginary worlds, these subjects have gained a knowledge of and closeness to nature that has largely been lost in the conventions of modern life.

twin palms publishers
november 2023
10 x 13 inches
124 pages
55 tri-tone plates, 13 four color plates
printed on uncoated paper with gilded edge in gold
synthetic leather wrapped hardcover with embossed detail

isbn: 978-1-936611-22-5

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Posted by: Kentish ( )
Date: September 25, 2023 09:33AM

And I alwys thought a crick was a creek in Utah.

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Posted by: CL2 ( )
Date: September 25, 2023 10:21AM

That is what everyone in Utah calls a creek. I was surprised when I got older and found out it is pronounced wrong. I lived half a block from the "crick" growing up.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: September 25, 2023 12:10PM

I believe it's a southern way of saying it as well.

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Posted by: slskipper ( )
Date: September 25, 2023 09:41AM

It is the same thing. The title refers to Short Creek.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: September 25, 2023 12:22PM

Hmmm... So when a Utahn says, "I've got a crick in my back!" what am I supposed to think?

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Posted by: kentish ( )
Date: September 25, 2023 07:24PM

The joys of variants to the mother tongue.

" would appear that one of the beauties of the English language is that with even the most tenuous grasp you can speak volumes if you show enough enthusiasm." Bill Bryson "The Mother Tongue".

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: September 25, 2023 07:27PM

True of all languages.

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Posted by: schrodingerscat ( )
Date: September 26, 2023 12:03AM

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