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Boy Erased

MP3 CD
(1 CD)
Product Number: MPCD3551
Released: 01 Sep, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780008297916
Narrator(s): Christopher Ragland
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

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 institutionalised 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 heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

Author(s): Garrard Conley
Original Publish Date: 01 Sep, 2018

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Author(s): Garrard Conley
Narrator(s): Christopher Ragland
Product Number CX4590
Released: 01 Sep, 2018
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008297886
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Author(s): Garrard Conley
Narrator(s): Christopher Ragland
Product Number D6016
Released: 01 Sep, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9780008297893

Professional reviews

"A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love and understanding. A film adaptation is in the works starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, directed by Joel Edgerton and produced by Anonymous Content and Focus Features. “[A] brave and bracing memoir. […] Equal parts sympathy and rage, Boy Erased is a necessary, beautiful book’ GARTH GREENWELL, author of What Belongs to You"

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