Denver author Josiah Hesse.

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A fear of the Rapture tormented Josiah Hesse as a kid growing up in an Evangelical home in Iowa, but he left that world behind when he was 22, bounced from city to city and eventually wound up in Denver. Now Hesse -- a CPR News contributor -- draws on his past in a new novel, "Carnality: Dancing on Red Lake." He tells Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner the book is part of what the author hopes will be a six-part series.