High-Risk Homosexual: A Memoir

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Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Soft Skull
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781593767051

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About the Author

Edgar Gomez is a Florida-born writer with roots in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. A graduate of University of California, Riverside's MFA program, he is a recipient of the 2018 L. M. and Marcia McQuern Graduate Award in Non-Fiction Writing. His work has been published and anthologized widely in such outlets as Popsugar, Longreads, Narratively, The Rumpus, and Ploughshares. He lives in Queens, New York, where he is saving up for good lotion.

Reviews

The catalogue page for this debut memoir lists a number of things you can expect to find within the book's contents. Among them are 'Maybelline foundation shade: Rich Tan, ' 'A baby wailing in an ancient Jesuit language, ' and 'The most famous woman in the world.' If that doesn't entice you to read Gomez's account of figuring out how to embrace his queer identity amid a culture of machismo, I'm not sure what will. --Keely Weiss, Harper's Bazaar, A Best LGBT Book of the Year

"High-Risk Homosexual is a keen and tender exploration of queer identity, masculinity, and belonging. From the cockfighting ring in Nicaragua, where he was taken by his uncles to learn how to be a man, to the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, where he witnesses freedom and joy on the dance floor, Edgar Gomez writes with honesty and humor about the difficulty of straddling boundaries and the courage of finding oneself. This book signals the arrival of a major new talent." --Laila Lalami, author of Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America and The Other Americans