[PDF] ✓ Since I Laid My Burden Down | by ✓ Brontez Purnell #2020


  • Title: Since I Laid My Burden Down
  • Author: Brontez Purnell
  • ISBN: 9781558614314
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback

  • Since I Laid My Burden Down By 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 WaveDeShawn lives a high, creative, and promiscuous li 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 WaveDeShawn 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.
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    Commentaires:

    Dan
    I love Purnell s writing It s evocative, unapologetic, and funny In many ways his tone reminds me of Sherman Alexie, though they are writing very different stories.If you liked this, make sure to follow me on for reviews

    Ralowe Ampu
    there are whole industries dedicated to the commodification of our suffering aside for nominal compensation to a given cultural worker, what s beneficial to a contingent grouping of experiential similitude imbuing particular interpretive capacities or community is never anything other than accidental this is the expectation in the case of blackness and queerness on its own even so at its intersections the name of the game is selling the pain, at the expense of the oppressed group the opposite wo [...]

    Alvin
    A modern classic In a matter of fact tone that s simultaneously wry and heartfelt, the narrator a lovable scamp by the name of DeShawn weaves a web of stories in which the reader cannot help but become ensnared Though brief enough to read in a couple of sittings, SILMBD feels epic with Southern queens, California punks, strong women, bewildered boys, and damaged men all jumbling against each other kaleidoscopically This is a Must Read.

    Waffle
    A weaving path through memories Stark and funny and honest.

    Meghan
    DeShawn lives in San Francisco and goes back to Alabama for his uncle s funeral This novel follows his journey and reflections on people he s known both growing up and after he moved to San Francisco It s sort of rambling but engaging, and has the best qualities of personal zines funny in unexpected ways, emotional in places, authentic and raw but still polished writing.

    Eugenio Negro
    From negrocomics.wordpress Saw a video a few months back of Brontez Purnell reading from his up and coming book Since I Laid my Burden Down and had to get a copy as soon as it came out Tried to read it with his voice in my head The book has been doted upon with a marvelous thick library jacket by New York City University s Feminist Press.The punk rocker, performance artist and otherwise notable Oakland figure, whom I remember as one of the few interesting people on Earth in the vacuous universal [...]

    Eastendleo
    This is one dense motherfucker of a short novel Which is both great and not so.The great is that every page steams with the heat of life The not so is I would have lapped this story up at ten times the length.I especially liked the sex For its raw realness, but especially for what I took to be its combination of liberation and oppression in the same act at the same time Or am I reading too much into exuberant compulsive youthful rutting A favorite passage DeShawn looked in the mirror and all he [...]

    Cara
    Got this book somewhat at random from the library It s nothing like what I usually read or my experiences, so I thought maybe it would be a good change of pace The main thing about DeShawn is he doesn t seem to be able to connect with life or feel anything That s mostly how I felt about the book, too DeShawn does change and become Zen by the end of the book, but even that happens off screen We re told than shown his new perspective, and we don t witness the evolution as it comes about, so it f [...]

    Andrew Chidzey
    I picked this up in the Castro in San Francisco and was not sure whether to buy it but in the end did so on a whim I m so glad I did Raw, graphic, confronting and challenging this novel follows the central character as he attempts to evaluate his worth and place in life Having moved to liberal Oakland from Alabama upon turning 18 Deshaw is thrown back to his roots following the deaths of his Uncle, Father and partner A challenging yet gripping read I finished this within a day it is compelling a [...]

    Jason
    I bought this because it was a staff pick at City Lights itself reason enough to buy something and a quick dive into the writing at the shop left me tickled Well, it s quite a ride It s very short, but its accuracy makes it concise and incisive, as well as being hilarious and depressing and everything in between.

    Kate McCarthy
    As if one of my filter less friends with scandalous proclivities if you say so we re recounting his exploits A quick and dirty read, pun intended Happened to see the author read today and his written voice truly represents his social voice, and it is just so transparent and honest I really appreciate it.

    willowdog
    If anything, it is interesting look at the life of a African American gay man who comes back to the South from Oakland for a funeral I thought that the author tried to shock at the beginning with graphic details of gay sex I found the charting of the narrative with the back and forth of memories too much a ploy.

    Michael
    Black, Punk Rocker, San Franciscan, Southern, Lutheran, Baptist, Guncle, Male, Lover, Slut and Mourner encapsulating the modern queer experience into one protagonist rolending redemption and rebirth in our own fleshy mortality when visiting death.

    Kevin Wilcoxon
    Pretty hilarious read, with DeShawn recounting his life and the lack of love from the men in it While the point of the book is supposed to be according to the cover description about who deserves love, Purnell skirts the issue until the very end Even then, it seems to be an afterthought.

    Charles Liburd
    This is a tough, honest book that holds you in the grip of the suffering, pain and ultimate liberation of the protagonist Beautiful read.

    Arielle
    loved, please, it s kind of unfair how great brontez is at everything

    Tom Buchanan
    All seeing.

    Thomas Pluck
    Great telling of a story rarely told

    Ultra-Recyclo-Vegan
    3.5

    Chris
    God dammit This book is a fucking treasure, one of no other kind Thank you Brontez.

    kelly
    Hilarious book about a young gay Black man from California who comes back to his rural Alabama hometown for a funeral Completely raw and totally punk Graphic in its descriptions of gay sexual experiences, so don t read if you re a prude Loved this book so much

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