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Boys and oil : growing up gay in a fractured land

Brorby, Taylor (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1324090863
  • ISBN: 9781324090861
  • ISBN: 9781324090861
  • ISBN: 1324090863
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2022]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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"--
Subject: Oil spills Environmental aspects United States
Environmentalists North Dakota Biography
Gay men North Dakota Biography
Brorby, Taylor

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terryville Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Terryville Public Library B BRORBY (Text) 34028153271565 Adult New Biography Available -

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