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Boy Erased - A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family

Boy Erased - A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family

Author: Garrard Conley
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September 2018

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A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love and understanding. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, 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 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, Boy Erased is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

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General Fields

  • : 9780008294915
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : October 2018
  • : September 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : 306.7662092
  • : Movie
  • : Paperback
  • : Garrard Conley