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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
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
Summary
A survivor of a church-supported sexual orientation conversion therapy facility that claimed to "cure" homosexuality describes its institutionalized, intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends, and God
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488823
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
306.76/6092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ75.8.C665
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley
Link
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn948248225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698155558
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00621115
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 914157
  • 7B5E85BB-0CDB-456C-A417-1C642DC2A7F1
Label
Boy erased : a memoir, Garrard Conley
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn948248225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698155558
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00621115
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 914157
  • 7B5E85BB-0CDB-456C-A417-1C642DC2A7F1

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