Dead On The Corridor

by James Elliott

Publication Date: October 22, 2017Editions: Paperback and eBook

...haunting... —Amazon Reviewer

...sad, chilling, but hopeful... —Amazon Reviewer

Stories of love, fear, death and hope, set in the Mormon Cultural Region of the Intermountain West

An eighty-year-old woman confesses to her Bishop about a murder she committed sixty years earlier. A young couple climbs into a ravine to find hidden Nephite gold. A returned missionary suffers from frightening schizophrenic hallucinations.

In the landlocked center of the American West thrives a culture strongly rooted in the practices and doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the religion embraced by the early white settlers in the Utah Territory. These settlers were often called Mormons. This region is now known to many as the Mormon Corridor.

In his compilation of short stories, Dead On The Corridor, James Elliott’s characters live on the cultural fringes. Their faith, their lack of faith, their sins, their loves, and their life circumstances converge in unexpected ways. The result is freedom, hope, life and death.