Taboo by Boyer Rickel
(Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog)

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An impressionistic memoir offers images of a life in progress, including scenes from Boyer Rickel’s rural Tempe, Arizona, childhood in the 1950s; his relationship with a physically shrinking father; his eccentric teenage friendships; his growing awareness of his sexuality among young, Hispanic gays; and a trip through Italy with his lover. A personal book, but also wholly universal, Taboo investigates the way one breaks through taboos and becomes a self-realized adult.

 

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Boyer Rickel is the author of a collection of poetry, arreboles, and his work has appeared inPoetry,Ploughshares,Iowa Review,Sonora Review, and many other magazines. He is assistant director of the creative writing program at the University of Arizona.
 
Published March 22, 1999 by University of Wisconsin Press. 120 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Self Help. Non-fiction

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In this first volume of Living Out, a new series of gay and lesbian autobiographies, poet Rickel (arreboles) offers 16 impressionistic, often sexually explicit essays that follow no particular chronol

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In this first volume of Living Out, a new series of gay and lesbian autobiographies, poet Rickel (arreboles) offers 16 impressionistic, often sexually explicit essays that follow no particular chronological order.

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