Boy Erased

Boy Erased

A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family

by Garrard Conley

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/10/2018

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Soon to be a major motion pictures starring Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman and written and directed by Joel Edgerton 

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.

"A necessary, beautiful book" Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

ISBN:
9780008294915
9780008294915
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
22-10-2018
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
198x129mm
Weight:
0.27kg

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