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The Resource Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley

Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley

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Boy erased : a memoir
Title
Boy erased
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Garrard Conley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A poignant account by a survivor of a church-supported sexual orientation conversion therapy facility that claimed to 'cure' homosexuality describes its intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends and God, an experience that transformed the author's relationships and self-understandings"--NoveList
  • "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
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Title
Boy erased
Creator
Summary
A poignant account by a survivor of a church-supported conversion therapy facility that claimed to "cure" homosexuality describes its intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends and God, an experienced that transformed the author's relationships and self-understandings
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488823
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ75.8.C665
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Garrard Conley
Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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