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Since I Laid My Burden Down

Since I Laid My Burden Down 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 emotion

  • Title: Since I Laid My Burden Down
  • Author: Brontez Purnell
  • ISBN: 9781558614321
  • Page: 114
  • Format: ebook
  • 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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    1. 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 more reviews!


    2. 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 moreso at its intersections. the name of the game is selling the pain, at the expense of the oppressed gro [...]


    3. 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.



    4. 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.


    5. 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 unive [...]


    6. 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 al [...]


    7. 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 more Zen by the end of the book, but even that happens off-screen. We’re told more than shown his new perspective, and we don’t witness the evolution as [...]


    8. 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 compe [...]


    9. 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.


    10. 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.


    11. 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.


    12. 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.


    13. 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.


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







    15. 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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