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Mating in captivity : a memoir
Zuman, Helen, author.
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Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2018.

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ix, 229 pages ; 22 cm
"When recent Harvard grad Helen Zuman moved to Zendik Farm in 1999, she was thrilled to discover that the Zendiks used go-betweens to arrange sexual assignations, or "dates," in cozy shacks just big enough for a double bed and a nightstand. Here, it seemed, she could learn an honest version of the mating dance--and form a union free of "Deathculture" lies. No one spoke the truth: Arol, the Farm's matriarch, crushed any love that threatened her hold on her followers' hearts. An intimate look at a transformative cult journey, Mating in Captivity shows how stories can trap us and free us, how miracles rise out of crisis, how coercion feeds on forsaken self-trust."
Interview -- Moving in -- Dim chambers -- The lure of the ring -- Last glimpse of sunlight -- Tough love -- Traitors' hearts -- Hunting season -- Invading the body -- Untamed flame -- Arol's embrace -- Crazing -- Break -- Release -- Reunion.
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