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) user-added

nonfiction essays lgbtqia+ memoir challenging emotional reflective medium-paced


A slim but electrifying debut memoir about the preciousness and precariousness of queer Indigenous life. Opening with a tender letter to his kokum and memories of his early life on the Driftpile First Nation, Billy-Ray Belcourt delivers a searing ...

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reflective 89%
emotional 82%
challenging 64%
informative 37%
sad 29%
dark 26%
hopeful 21%
inspiring 18%
tense 7%
funny 3%
mysterious 1%


medium 50%
slow 34%
fast 15%

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