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Jobert E. Abueva

Boy Wander - A Coming of Age Memoir


2023 NYC BBA Distinguished Favorite

Boy Wander is a personal and honest account of the author's journey of self-discovery as a gay man. The book spans the author's childhood in the Philippines to his young adulthood in America, and it explores the themes of denial and acceptance, erotic and unconditional love, transience, and transnationalism. The author writes with vulnerability and courage, and he shares his experiences with a refreshing lack of self-judgment. Boy Wander is a powerful reminder that it is possible to find happiness and acceptance, even in the face of adversity. The book is also timely, as it comes at a time when the world is becoming more accepting of LGBTQ+ people. However, there is still much work to be done, and Boy Wander provides inspiration to those who are struggling to reconcile family values and societal expectations with being true to themselves.
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Publication Year:

Rattling Good Yarns Press



Category Awarded:


LGBTQ Nonfiction

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