Broken Fever: Reflections of Gay Boyhood
What are the roots of personal identity? In this collection of essays, James Morrison searches for answers within the experiences and emotional reality of his own childhood in an attempt to pinpoint the beginnings of his own gay self-identity. "Although from the vantage point of my present self, I do not remember a time in my life when I was not 'gay,' I know that the arrival at any avowed identity is always a complex process of affirmation and negation, refusal and identification." It is this process, and specifically the ways gay identity circulates before it is even spoken, that Morrison seeks to distill in specific experiences. From the beginnings of questioning his religion to exploring his first boyhood attraction, Morrison's experiences are chronicled honestly and compellingly.
St. Martin's Griffin
New York, NY
Homosexuality, Fiction, Coming of Age, Biography, Identity
Film and Media Studies
Morrison, James. Broken Fever: Reflections of Gay Boyhood. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002.