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A Shunned Man

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
One hot day, Sepp Klemens is violently expelled from Heinz Hollow, the isolated religious community where he spent his life. Alone and friendless, he is left with nothing, not even the truth of what happened to him. As he navigates between the sudden end of his old life and the prospect of a remarkable new one, he receives unexpected help. A lonely man, Sepp discovers pass ...more
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published (first published May 1st 2009)
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Ruth
Aug 06, 2009 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book opens with a great hook: a beaten man is tossed on the side of the road out in the country and told he is shunned. This man is Sepp Klemens who's been accused of raping one of the wives in the isolated Heinz Hollow religious community. After Sepp is left for dead, Claire Dahle happens to drive by and rescues him. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that Sepp was discovering something about the community he shouldn't know. And he did not rape the wife of the leader. In fact, she w ...more
Angie
Sep 24, 2012 Angie rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Oh my ... here is little ol' me with my 2 star ( was really thinking about going with one star actually ) rating on a book that has been only rated 5 stars so far ...

Maybe this was intended YA and I never got the message ? Perhaps I am the only one aware of all the serious subject matters going on with-in the one single story that could have been so deep , but seems just skimmed over ? Was I not in the market for a fluff read ?

That's what I see here ...YA writing style about shunning , rape
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Lhenry
Interesting romance with a hero, Sepp, who has been sheltered from the modern world by his upbringing in a religious community along the lines of the Mennonites. He finds himself shunned by the community and tossed, naked and beaten into the outside world and the rest of the story tells several tales - his becoming used to modern life, his love story with the woman who rescues him, Claire, and the both of them unraveling the events that led to his shunning. It's a slow moving, gentle storym but ...more
Jo Notary
Jan 23, 2016 Jo Notary marked it as to-read
224pgs, is violently expelled from Heinz Hollow, the isolated religious community where he spent his life. Alone and friendless, he is left with nothing, not even the truth of what happened to him. As he navigates between the sudden end of his old life and the prospect of a remarkable new one, he receives unexpected help.
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