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My government means to kill me : a novel/ Rasheed Newson.

Newson, Rasheed, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250833525
  • ISBN: 1250833523
  • Physical Description: 276 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"A fierce and riveting queer coming-of-age story, following the personal and political awakening of a young gay Black man in 1980s NYC, from the television drama writer and producer of The Chi, Narcos, and Bel-Air. Born into a wealthy Black Indianapolis family, Earl 'Trey' Singleton III leaves his overbearing parents and their expectations behind by running away to New York City with only a few dollars in his pocket. In the City, Trey meets up with a cast of characters that change his life forever--from civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who he meets in a Harlem bathhouse, to his landlord, Fred Trump, who he clashes with and outfoxes. He volunteers at a renegade home hospice for AIDS patients, and after being put to the test by gay rights activist Larry Kramer and civil rights leader Dorothy Cotton, becomes a founding 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 in the midst of 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African American gay men > Fiction.
AIDS (Disease) > Fiction.
Genre: Gay fiction.
Bildungsromans.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 4 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.

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  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library FIC NEWSON (Text) 38420101774004 NEW ADULT DISPLAY - BOOKS Checked out 10/12/2022


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