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Blackouts : a novel / Justin Torres.

Summary:
"Out in the desert in a place called the Palace, a young man tends to a dying soul, someone he once knew briefly but who has haunted the edges of his life: Juan Gay. Playful raconteur, child lost and found and lost, guardian of the institutionalized, Juan has a project to pass along, one built around a true artifact of a book--Sex Variants: A Study of Homosexual Patterns--and its devastating history. This book contains accounts collected in the early twentieth century from queer subjects by a queer researcher, Jan Gay, whose groundbreaking work was then co-opted by a committee, her name buried. The voices of these subjects have been filtered, muted, but it is possible to hear them from within and beyond the text, which, in Juan's tattered volumes, has been redacted with black marker on nearly every page. As Juan waits for his end, he and the narrator recount for each other moments of joy and oblivion; they resurrect loves, lives, mothers, fathers, minor heroes. In telling their own stories and the story of the book, they resist the ravages of memory and time"--Dust jacket flap.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374293574
  • ISBN: 0374293570
  • Physical Description: 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.

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Awards Note:
National Book Award Winner,2023
Subject: Gay men > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Homosexuality > History > Fiction.
Genre: Queer fiction.
Gay fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 19 of 23 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cambria County Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Portage Public Library.

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  • 0 current holds with 23 total copies.
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