Immortal for Quite Some Time

Immortal for Quite Some Time This is not a memoir Rather this is a fraternal meditation on the question Are we friends my brother The story is uncertain the characters are in flux the voices are plural the photographs are as

  • Title: Immortal for Quite Some Time
  • Author: Scott Abbott
  • ISBN: 9781607815143
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is not a memoir Rather, this is a fraternal meditation on the question Are we friends, my brother The story is uncertain, the characters are in flux, the voices are plural, the photographs are as troubled as the prose This is not a memoir Thus Scott Abbott introduces the reader to his exploration of the life of his brother John, a man who died of AIDS i This is not a memoir Rather, this is a fraternal meditation on the question Are we friends, my brother The story is uncertain, the characters are in flux, the voices are plural, the photographs are as troubled as the prose This is not a memoir Thus Scott Abbott introduces the reader to his exploration of the life of his brother John, a man who died of AIDS in 1991 at the age of forty Writing about his brother, he finds he is writing about himself and about the warm hearted, educated, and homophobic LDS family that forged the core of his identity Images and quotations are interwoven with the reflections, as is a critical female voice that questions his assertions and ridicules his rhetoric The book moves from the starkness of a morgue s autopsy through familial disintegration and adult defiance to a culminating fraternal conversation This exquisitely written work will challenge notions of resolution and wholeness.Winner of the book manuscript prize in creative nonfiction in the Utah Arts Council s Original Writing Competition Winner of the 15 Bytes Book Award for Creative Nonfiction.

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    1 thought on “Immortal for Quite Some Time”

    1. Who am I to give a book a rating that is supposed to mean something to someone else? What I can say is that I loved this book. Full disclosure, I know Scott, I've been hearing about this book for years, I know some of the stories from other venues. I'm a disaffected mormon who loves many mormons. I'm brotherless.Scott calls this a fraternal meditation. It unpacks issues involved with family, love, mormonism, religion in general, homosexuality, culture, and familial -- especially fraternal love.S [...]

    2. Scott Abbott’s book was devastating. Its fearless reflections and meditations on his life and his brother, held a mirror to my own. The work left me with numerous questions about how I have lived, about the choices I’ve made, the perspective’s I’ve taken up and abandoned, and about my relationships with my own family and friends and institutions. This is powerful stuff. It is beautiful and sad. Potent in its confrontation with vulnerability. Rich in evocations. I want to say I could not [...]

    3. Scott was one of (the best, actually) my German professors at BYU in the late nineties. Reading this book was partly for me finding out about his struggles during the time I knew him. I was part of the marginalized left at BYU at the same time he was, and this book told that story as well as the larger one of how someone who grew up on the periphery of Mormon Country was pulled to its center and then found the institution stultifying. His family relationships bear some similarity to my own and I [...]

    4. This was a fairly easy read because of the diary format. I found it interesting. as it took place in my area and during the years I was growing up. I could relate to the struggles of the author and his Gay brother. Insightful and cathartic.

    5. A thoughtful and moving memoir, if memoir is what it is. I think it's part memoir, and part a sort of poetic mediation on how well we can ever really know even the people that are closest to us. It was compelling and I read it in one sitting.

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