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A history of my brief body

Belcourt, Billy-Ray (author.). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : NDN boyhood. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : Futuromania. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : Gay: 8 scenes. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : Loneliness in the age of Grindr. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : Fragments from a half-existence. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : Alphabet of longing. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : Robert. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : Notes from an archive of injuries. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : Please keep loving: reflections on unlivability. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : Fatal naming rituals. (Added Author). Belcourt, Billy-Ray Container of (work) : To hang our grief up to dry. (Added Author).

Summary: "Billy-Ray Belcourt's debut memoir opens with a tender letter to his kokum and memories of his early life in the hamlet of Joussard, Alberta, and on the Driftpile First Nation. Piece by piece, Billy-Ray's writings invite us to unpack and explore the big and broken world he inhabits every day, in all its complexity and contradiction: a legacy of colonial violence and the joy that flourishes in spite of it; first loves and first loves lost; sexual exploration and intimacy; the act of writing as a survival instinct and a way to grieve. What emerges is not only a profound meditation on memory, gender, anger, shame, and ecstasy, but also the outline of a way forward. With startling honesty, and in a voice distinctly and assuredly his own, Belcourt situates his life experiences within a constellation of seminal queer texts, among which this book is sure to earn its place. Eye-opening, intensely emotional, and excessively quotable, A History of My Brief Body demonstrates over and over again the power of words to both devastate and console us."--Amazon.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781937512934
  • ISBN: 1937512932
  • Physical Description: 140 pages ; 20 cm
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  • Publisher: Columbus, Ohio : Two Dollar Radio, [2020]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"An earlier version of 'Fatal Naming Rituals' was published in Hazlitt in 2018. 'Notes from an Archive of Injuries' was published in the Winter 2020 issue of Prairie Fire."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-140).
Formatted Contents Note: Preface: a letter to Nôhkom -- Introduction: A short theoretical note -- An NDN boyhood -- A history of my brief body -- Futuromania -- Gay: 8 scenes -- Loneliness in the age of Grindr -- Fragments from a half-existence -- An alphabet of longing -- Robert -- Notes from an archive of injuries -- Please keep loving: reflections on unlivability -- Fatal naming rituals -- To hang our grief up to dry.
Subject: Canada
Sex
Racism
Gays
Essays
Canada
Sex
Racism
Sexual minorities
Gays
Cree Indians
Genre: Autobiographies.
Essays.

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