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Garrard Conley

Garrard Conley’s memoir, Boy Erased, is forthcoming from Riverhead in May. His work has appeared in the Madison Review, the Common, and Spork. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Elizabeth Kostova Foundation writers’ conferences.


Illustrations by Andrea Dezsö

Boy Erased

Spring 2016 | Memoir

I can remember the way he ripped the pages out of my notebook, wadded them into a dense ball, and said, in a voice free of emotion, “False Image,” as if that was all they were.