The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures


SKU: 9780306815676 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Product ID: 932432


No, it doesn’t get any weirder than this: Thor Templar, Lord Commander of the Earth Protectorate, who claims to have killed ten aliens. Or April, the Neo-Nazi bringing up her twin daughters Lamb and Lynx (A.K.A. Prussian Blue, a white-power folk group for kids) and her youngest daughter, Dresden. For a decade, Louis Theroux has been making acclaimed television programs about offbeat characters on the fringes of U.S. society. Now he revisits the people who have intrigued him the most to try to discover what motivates them-and why they hold their bizarre beliefs. Reflecting on these assorted dreamers, schemers, and outlaws, Theroux entertainingly and unforgettably creates “a moving, funny, and frightening exposé of America and its often elusive dream” (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC).

ISBN: 9780306815676
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Pub Date: 05/2008
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.78lbs
Size: 8.76h x 5.61w x 0.65d

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Weight 0.78 lbs
Dimensions 8.76 × 5.61 × 0.65 in