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American Judas

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Seth and Maggie Ginsberg do their best to navigate an oppressive theocracy where fundamental Christianity is the only legal religion, and abortion, homosexuality, and adultery are outlawed. When a co-worker outs Seth as a Jew, Seth escapes to Mexico, while Maggie is sent to a Savior Camp. American Judas is a dystopian tale about a young couple’s life after opportunistic U. ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 23rd 2018 by SFK Press
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Kate
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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A terrifying look at what an American theocracy could be.

This novel was heavily plot-driven, with a lot of message to its readers. The story started out innocuous enough, with just an undercurrent of dread. But it quickly escalated to worst-case scenario and became very grim. As is frequently needed in end-of-world novels, there was certainly some violence, but I would not call it gratuitous. Be forewarned there is some violence.

The author did a good job with interjecting some humor into his sto
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Jud Hanson
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It has finally happened. After decades of trying, the Religious Right in America have finally turned the country into a true theocracy. Congress has passed the CHRIST Act, which eliminates freedom of religion and establishes Christianity as the only permissible faith to practice. This is the world in which Seth and Maggie Ginsberg now find themselves. Seth secretly attends an underground synagogue, until the authorities find out about it. Seth and his wife make plans to flee to Mexico but are be ...more
Robert Gwaltney
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mickey Dubrow’s debut novel, American Judas, is an intricately woven work of fiction which assuredly resonates with those of us uneasy within the present political landscape, while also appealing to those merely searching for a sensational read.

In Mr. Dubrow’s cleverly imagined new America, the CHRIST Act has hobbled the underpinnings of American democracy, establishing the Christian Church as a theocracy. Contraception, abortion, and homosexuality are just a few of the offenses that can banish
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What matters most to Mickey Dubrow is that the reader is never bored. Mickey is passionate about telling stories that offer fresh perspectives while also being entertaining, and he wants readers to feel excitement, sympathy, amusement, joy, and maybe even a little anxiety when they read his work. In college, he wrote and drew a cartoon strip before moving on to work in television for thirty years. ...more
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