Unassigned Territory

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Delacorte Press, 1987 - Fiction - 305 pages
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To keep his religious draft deferment, Obadiah Wheeler agrees to form a congregation in the Mojave Desert with the help of a missionary named Harlan Low

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Unassigned territory

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Obadiah Wheeler is a draft-dodger pretending to be a preacher. When he travels from Pomona to the Mojave Desert, he enters "unassigned territory''an area so sparsely inhabited by members of his sect ... Read full review


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Kem Nunn is a third-generation Californian whose previous novels include "The Dogs of Winter", "Pomona Queen", "Unassigned Territory", and "Tapping the Source", which was one of three National Book Award Best First Fiction Finalists. "Tijuana Straits "won the L.A. Times Book Award. A graduate of the University of California at Irvine, he lives in Southern California.

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