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Punch me up to the gods / Brian Broome.

Broome, Brian, (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola B BROOME B (Text) 33118000197254 Adult: New Book Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello NF BIO BROOME (Text) 37743002340573 Adult New Book Shelf Checked out 06/22/2021
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Broome (Text) 31208913239937 new non-fiction Checked out 07/11/2021
Scott County PL - Lexington BIO BRO (Text) 35830802078237 Biography In process -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 921 BROOME (Text) 78731000519878 New NF Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 Broome, Brian (Text) 31951004601149 2nd Floor - New Arrivals Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358439103
  • ISBN: 0358439108
  • Physical Description: xviii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The initiation of Tuan -- We real cool. Colder -- We left school. Bee ; The red caboose ; Parental alienation 101 ; The rent -- We lurk late. Arena ; Sandalwood ; Like this -- We strike straight. The key ; Game theory -- We sing sin . A house is not a home ; Let the church say "amen" -- We thin gin. This gay life ; Look left, look right -- We jazz June. Carnival -- We die soon. Gravel ; Stall -- Tabula rasa..
Summary, etc.:
Punch Me Up to the Gods introduces a powerful new talent in Brian Broome, whose early years growing up in Ohio as a dark-skinned Black boy harboring crushes on other boys propel forward this gorgeous, aching, and unforgettable debut. Brian’s recounting of his experiences—in all their cringe-worthy, hilarious, and heartbreaking glory—reveal a perpetual outsider awkwardly squirming to find his way in. Indiscriminate sex and escalating drug use help to soothe his hurt, young psyche, usually to uproarious and devastating effect. A no-nonsense mother and broken father play crucial roles in our misfit’s origin story. But it is Brian’s voice in the retelling that shows the true depth of vulnerability for young Black boys that is often quietly near to bursting at the seams. Cleverly framed around Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem “We Real Cool,” the iconic and loving ode to Black boyhood, Punch Me Up to the Gods is at once playful, poignant, and wholly original. Broome’s writing brims with swagger and sensitivity, bringing an exquisite and fresh voice to ongoing cultural conversations about Blackness in America. --Amazon.
Subject: Broome, Brian.
African American authors > Biography.
African American gay men > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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