Prayers for Bobby

A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son

by Leroy Aarons

On Sale: 08/09/1996

Prayers for Bobby

A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son

by Leroy Aarons

On Sale: 08/09/1996

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About the Book

Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life.

Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda Literary Award, is the story of the emotional journey that led Bobby to this tragic conclusion. But it is also the story of Bobby's mother, a fearful churchgoer who first prayed that her son would be "healed," then anguished over his suicide, and ultimately transformed herself into a national crusader for gay and lesbian youth.

As told through Bobby's poignant journal entries and his mother's reminiscences, Prayers for Bobby is at once a moving personal story, a true profile in courage, and a call to arms to parents everywhere.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062511232
  • ISBN 10: 0062511238
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 08/09/1996
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / General

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