Boy erased : a memoir of identity, faith, and family
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
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Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Biography  1 available
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Book
Edition
First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Physical Desc
340 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780525538981, 0525538984, 0735213461, 9780735213463
Lexile measure
1080

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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."--Publisher's website.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Conley, G. (2017). Boy erased: a memoir of identity, faith, and family (First Riverhead trade paperback edition.). Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Conley, Garrard. 2017. Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Conley, Garrard. Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family New York: Riverhead Books, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Conley, Garrard. Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family First Riverhead trade paperback edition., Riverhead Books, 2017.

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