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Author Brorby, Taylor, author.

Title Boys and oil : growing up gay in a fractured land / Taylor Brorby.

Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2022]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  306.766 BRO    AVAILABLE
 Clinton Township PL Stacks - CTPY-12  B BRO    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  306.766 BRO    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Biography - GALY-13  B BRO    AVAILABLE
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  306.766 BRO    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-1  306.766 BRO    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Biography - NLBB-1  B BRO    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B BRORBY, TAYLOR    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-1  B BRORBY    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Adult Biography - YKBB-4  B BRO    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "From a young, gay environmentalist, a searing coming-of-age memoir set against the arid landscape of rural North Dakota, where homosexuality "seems akin to a ticking bomb." "I am a child of the American West, a landscape so rich and wide that my culture trembles with terror before its power." So begins Taylor Brorby's Boys and Oil, a haunting, bracingly honest memoir about growing up gay amidst the harshness of rural North Dakota, "a place where there is no safety in a ravaged landscape of mining and fracking." In visceral prose, Brorby recounts his upbringing in the coalfields; his adolescent infatuation with books; and how he felt intrinsically different from other boys. Now an environmentalist, Brorby uses the destruction of large swathes of the West as a metaphor for the terror he experienced as a youth. From an assault outside a bar in an oil boom town to a furtive romance, and from his awakening as an activist to his arrest at the Dakota Access Pipeline, Boys and Oil provides a startling portrait of an America that persists despite well-intentioned legal protections"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Brorby, Taylor.
Gay men -- North Dakota -- Biography.
LGBTQ+ people.
Environmentalists -- North Dakota -- Biography.
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Environmentalists. (OCoLC)fst00913554
Gay men. (OCoLC)fst00939117
Oil spills -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01044784
North Dakota. (OCoLC)fst01205582
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Gay biographies.
LGBTQ+ biographies.
Queer biographies.
LGBTQ+ literature.
ISBN 9781324090861 (hardcover)
1324090863 (hardcover)

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