Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family
|Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. Written and directed by Joel Edson
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.
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.
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Boy Erased is a necessary, beautiful book. Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You