A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt

A History of My Brief Body

Billy-Ray Belcourt

192 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

nonfiction essays lgbtqia+ memoir challenging emotional reflective medium-paced


The youngest ever winner of the Griffin Prize mines his own personal history to reconcile the world he was born into with the world that could be. Billy-Ray Belcourt's debut memoir opens with a tender letter to his kokum and memories of his ear...

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reflective 89%
emotional 81%
challenging 66%
informative 37%
sad 29%
dark 27%
hopeful 21%
inspiring 19%
tense 7%
funny 3%
mysterious 1%


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slow 35%
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