My Government Means to Kill Me: A Novel (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9781250833525
ISBN: 9781250833525
Editorial: Flatiron Books
Autor: Newson, Rasheed
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 288
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: ReviewAn Amazon Best Book of August 2022: Laugh out loud moments give way to galvanizing moments in this unputdownable debut by Rasheed Newson. Set in the 1980s, My Government Means to Kill Me follows the trajectory of a young Black man who ditches his wealthy Midwest family to go be free and uninhibited in New York. When not spending time in men's bath houses, he gets an education in the Civil Rights movement, community organizing, and the fight for gay rights, among other things. Newson, the writer and producer behind Narcos, The Chi, and Bel-Air, lends his cinematic eye to his novel, which makes the grit, the sex, the activism, and the political struggle all the more atmospheric and immersive. In short, I’ve never been prouder of an 18-year-old narrator who leads us through the New York City streets, and compels not just his friends and network to action, but the reader too. —Al Woodworth, Amazon EditorA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICEThe debut novel from television WRITER/PRODUCER OF THE CHI, NARCOS, and BEL-AIR tells a fierce and riveting queer coming-of-age story following the personal and political awakening of a young, gay, Black man in 1980s New York City."Consistently engrossing." ―New York Times Book Review“Full of joy and righteous anger, sex and straight talk, brilliant storytelling and humor... A spectacularly researched Dickensian tale with vibrant characters and dozens of famous cameos, it is precisely the book we’ve needed for a long time.” ―Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of LessEarl "Trey" Singleton III arrives in New York City with only a few dollars in his pocket. Born into a wealthy Black Indianapolis family, at 17, he is ready to leave his overbearing parents and their expectations behind.In the city, Trey meets up with a cast of characters that changes his life forever. He volunteers at a renegade home hospice for AIDS patients, and after being put to the test by gay rights activists, becomes a member of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP). Along the way Trey attempts to navigate past traumas and searches for ways to maintain familial relationships―all while seeking the meaning of life amid so much death.Vibrant, humorous, and fraught with entanglements, Rasheed Newson’s My Government Means to Kill Me is an exhilarating, fast-paced coming-of-age story that lends itself to a larger discussion about what it means for a young gay Black man in the mid-1980s to come to terms with his role in the midst of a political and social reckoning.Review“Extraordinary…shines a vivid light onto underappreciated aspects of our history through the life of a gay Black teenager…The book’s greatest charm lies in the sensitivity and subtlety of its narrative.” ―The New York Times Book Review"This book is a truly unique queer coming-of-age novel." ―Buzzfeed“In this debut novel, a queer young Black man leaves behind his comfortable family life in Indianapolis and heads to New York in the 1980s, which provides a thrilling, occasionally enraging, political and societal backdrop for his coming-of-age.” ―The New York Times“My Government Means to Kill Me is an action-packed, entertaining inside look at the life of a young political rebel. Written with unflinching tenderness, Newson gives us an honest and compelling portrait of a gay Black man coming of age.” ―Matthew A. Cherry, Academy Award-winning director of Hair Love“Hilarious, heartbreaking, and sexy as all get out.” ―Ayelet Waldman, author of Love and Treasure“Fresh, vibrant and utterly unapologetic. Rasheed Newson has written an unforgettable, take-no-prisoners novel alive with humor and full of urgency. Newson’s Trey and his determination to live life on his own terms, even in the face of death all around him, brings into three dimension an era of New York Queer life that, too often, has been flattened and whitewashed by history.” ―Xochitl Gonzalez, author of New York Times bes
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