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Yarrott Benz reads from his memoir The Bone Bridge: A Brother’s Story

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Event:
Yarrott Benz reads from his memoir The Bone Bridge: A Brother’s Story
Start:
September 24, 2015 7:00 PM
End:
September 24, 2015 10:00 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
August 12, 2015
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Yarrot Benz book cover

 

Yarrott Benz reads from his recently published memoir The Bone Bridge: A Brother’s Story. This is the harrowing account of teenage brothers, as different as night and day, trapped together in a dramatic medical dilemma—a modern miracle and a modern nightmare. Despite painful and violent conflicts, Yarrott, gay, must bear the full responsibility of keeping his straight, homophobic brother alive. The only case like it in history, the story unfolds over thirteen years as the two brothers navigate through their enmeshed lives with all that they feel for each other: hatred and love, rejection and acceptance, disdain and respect. In our world of the individual, where careerism, ego, and personal gain are key, The Bone Bridge describes a vastly different human situation and also one in which the reader invariably asks, What would I have done?

 

Christopher Bram will introduce Yarrott Benz.

 

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau

(No one turned away for lack of funds.)

 

Yarrot Benz

Artist, memoirist, and essayist Yarrott Benz has written about architecture’s seminal role in art history and the psychology of visual trends. Having taught for many years in New York City and in Los Angeles, he now lives on a farm outside Lexington, Kentucky.

 

 

Bram for NYC event

Christopher Bram is the author of, among others, FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN, which was adapted in the film GODS AND MONSTERS. His recent book EMINENT OUTLAWS: THE GAY WRITERS WHO CHANGED AMERICA, shows how central gay literature is in the American canon.

 

 

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