Despots of Deseret In this collection of Mormon short stories, a man learns to forgive his mother for an unspeakable atrocity. An uncle awaits word on his niece caught up in the 2004 tsunami. A bereaved man receives an unexpected gift from his deceased husband on Valentine's Day. A stake president threatens to revoke a couple's temple marriage. An elderly woman breaks her hip and struggles desperately to reach the phone. A young woman faces a shocking tragedy while serving as a missionary in Paraguay. A Mormon teenager wants to be named Best Christian Example at his Baptist high school. Conflict over finances arises in an interracial marriage. An anti-Mormon mob threatens a church outing. A virginal gay man takes out a contract on his own life to protect his virtue.