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Boy Erased : A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family (Reprint) (Paperback) (Garrard Conley)

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A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love and understanding.  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. 
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 340
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Garrard Conley
Language: English
Street Date: February 7, 2017
TCIN: 52239311
UPC: 9780735213463
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-1829
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