Taylor Brorby | Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land

Join essayist and poet Taylor Brorby for an in-person discussion about his new coming-of-age memoir, Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land

This in-person event will take place on the bookshop patio. 

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Boys and Oil today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized. Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Boys and Oil from The King's English.

About the book: 

In visceral prose, Brorby recounts his upbringing in the coalfields; his adolescent infatuation with books; and how he felt intrinsically different from other boys. Now an environmentalist, Brorby uses the destruction of large swathes of the West as a metaphor for the terror he experienced as a youth. From an assault outside a bar in an oil boom town to a furtive romance, and from his awakening as an activist to his arrest at the Dakota Access Pipeline, Boys and Oil provides a startling portrait of an America that persists despite well-intentioned legal protections.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 SOUTH 1500 EAST
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land By Taylor Brorby Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324090861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - June 7th, 2022