Titolo: Boy Erased: A Memoir
Casa editrice: Riverhead Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2016
Condizione libro: New
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Riassunto: A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love and understanding.
The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.
When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to ?cure? him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness.
By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.
L'autore: Garrard Conley?s fiction and nonfiction can be found in The Common, the Madison Review, Spork, and elsewhere. He has been a Bread Loaf Writers? Conference scholar and an Elizabeth Kostova Foundation fellow. He currently teaches English literature at the American College of Sofia and promotes LGBTQ equality in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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