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United States of Grace : A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope / Lenny Duncan.

Duncan, Lenny. (Author).

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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 920 DUNCAN (Text) 78731000521390 New NF Checked out 06/26/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781506464060
  • Physical Description: 170 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Broadleaf Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: The Trajectory of Grace -- God Found Me at the Back of a Grateful Dead Show -- West Philadelphia Born and Raised -- Blackness Is a Revelation -- Freedom Smells like the Back of a Greyhound Bus -- The Last Great American Adventure -- My Queer AF'90s, or Why I Would Rather Fuck Slater -- Saint Nobody: The Faces You Never Remember -- Sixteen in Solitary -- The Absurdity of Adulthood -- The Day I Met My Daughter -- Stained Glass Shelter from the Storm -- God, Where the Fuck Are You? -- Epilogue: Today -- Acknowledgments.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1991, when he was thirteen years old, Lenny Duncan stepped out of his house in West Philadelphia, walked to the Greyhound station, and bought a ticket--the start of his great American adventure. Today Duncan, who inspired and challenged audiences with his breakout first book, Dear Church, brings us a deeply personal story about growing up Black and queer in the US. In his characteristically powerful voice, he recounts hitchhiking across the country, spending time in solitary confinement, battling for sobriety, and discovering a deep faith, examining pressing issues like poverty, mass incarceration, white supremacy, and LGBTQ inclusion through an intimate portrayal of his life's struggles and joys. United States of Grace is a love story about America, revealing the joy and resilience of places in this country that many call 'the margins' but that Lenny Duncan has called home. This book makes the bold claim that God is present with us in the most difficult of circumstances, bringing life out of death." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Recovering addicts.
Adult child abuse victims.
African American gay men.
Genre: Biographies.

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