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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
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.76/6092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ75.8.C665
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn912140697
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780525538981
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015024641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912140697
Label
Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn912140697
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780525538981
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015024641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912140697

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