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Boy erased : a memoir of identity, faith, and family/ Garrard Conley.

Conley, Garrard, (author.).

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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 306.76 C (Text) 39493108029176 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594633010
  • ISBN: 1594633010
  • ISBN: 9780735213463
  • ISBN: 9780525538981
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.

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"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
1080L Lexile
Subject: Conley, Garrard.
Gay men > United States > Biography.
Sexual reorientation programs > United States.
Ex-gay movement > United States.
Gays > Identity.
Gay men > United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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