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The Resource Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley

Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley

Label
Boy erased : a memoir
Title
Boy erased
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Garrard Conley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conley, Garrard
Dewey number
306.76/6092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ75.8.C665
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conley, Garrard
  • Gays
  • Sexual reorientation programs
  • Ex-gay movement
  • Gays
  • Gay men
Label
Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small-town Arkansas, Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality as a young man. 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, because of his brush with sin, stronger in his faith in God. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to search for his true self, empathy, and forgiveness. By examining and excavating his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds."--Dust jacket
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781594633010
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015024641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small-town Arkansas, Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality as a young man. 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, because of his brush with sin, stronger in his faith in God. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to search for his true self, empathy, and forgiveness. By examining and excavating his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds."--Dust jacket
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781594633010
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015024641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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