A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt

A History of My Brief Body

Billy-Ray Belcourt

142 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

nonfiction essays lgbtqia+ memoir challenging emotional reflective medium-paced


The youngest ever winner of the Griffin Prize mines his personal history in a brilliant new essay collection seeking to reconcile the world he was born into with the world that could be.For readers of Ocean Vuong and Maggie Nelson and fans of Hear...

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reflective 90%
emotional 82%
challenging 65%
informative 37%
sad 29%
dark 26%
hopeful 21%
inspiring 18%
tense 7%
funny 3%
mysterious 1%


medium 49%
slow 35%
fast 15%

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