Since I Laid My Burden Down NYC Launch

 

Join author Brontez Purnell for a dynamic reading from SINCE I LAID MY BURDEN DOWN with q&a at the best bookstore in town, Bureau of General Services-Queer Division! Special guest TBA.

DeShawn 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.

“Brontez Purnell is foul-mouthed and evil. Be warned: this book will make you cackle out loud like you've got the Devil inside you then it will break your heart. Be careful where you read it. BUT DO READ IT.” —Justin Vivian Bond

Brontez Purnell has been publishing, performing, and curating in the Bay Area for over ten years. He is author of the cult zine Fag School, frontman for his band The Younger Lovers, and founder and choreographer of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company.

Also available from Brontez Purnell: JOHNNY WOULD YOU LOVE ME IF MY DICK WERE BIGGER http://bit.ly/2qsARAP
  • Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
    208 W 13th St, Rm 210, New York
  • Friday Jun 9
    7pm-9pm
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