Since I Laid My Burden Down
Since I Laid My Burden Down
A Novel
Brontez Purnell



"Since I Laid My Burden Down has a fearless (sometimes reckless) humor as Brontez Purnell interrogates what it means to be black, male, queer; a son, an uncle, a lover; Southern, punk, and human. An emotional tightrope walk of a book and an important American story rarely, if ever, told." —Michelle Tea, author of Black Wave

DeShawn lives a high, creative, and promiscuous life in San Francisco. But when he's called back to his cramped Alabama hometown for his uncle's funeral, he’s hit by flashbacks of handsome, doomed neighbors and sweltering Sunday services. Amidst prickly reminders of his childhood, DeShawn ponders family, church, and the men in his life, prompting the question: Who deserves love?

A raw, funny, and uninhibited stumble down memory lane, Brontez Purnell’s debut novel explores how one man’s early sexual and artistic escapades grow into a life.

Title Since I Laid My Burden Down
Subtitle A Novel
Author Brontez Purnell
Publisher Feminist Press
Title First Published 13 June 2017
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 208 p.
ISBN-10 1558614311
ISBN-13 9781558614314
Publication Date 13 June 2017
Main content page count 208
Weight 16 oz.
 


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