Just Read ONCE I LAY MY BURDEN DOWN by Brontez Purnell

I almost didn’t see this book in the stacks I was digging through the other day but was so happy to see Brontez Purnell’s name. I read his other book 100 Boyfriends a lil while back and loved it.

This is a novel that is actually similar to that memoir. Since I Laid My Burden Down follows Dashawn who is dealing with his own messy life and other people’s deaths all at once. He comes back to Alabama from California to attend a funeral and has to face a lot of memories and people and stuff.

There’s also a lot of sex–meeting random guys, flashbacks to fucking older guys, sleeping with his dead ex-boyfriends little brother. Stuff like that. But the culture at large would like to push it to the side, deny it, hate it. So Purnell’s blatant honesty is just perfect. He isn’t trying to make the guy look good or noble or something. Dashawn is very much wandering around, waiting to see who they’re supposed to be still. It’s great.

-Rachel Wagner

Click here to see all the novels I have for sale at Ten Dollar Books.


My blogs:
–  Girtalk
–  Read or Die
–  Instagram

My books: 
– Jacob’s Hip: Poems
– FEM: New Millennium Beauty & Fashion
– Abandonment Issues: Alive in New Jersey
– Back Like I Never Left: Dating as a Single Mother

My bookstore: Ten Dollar Books
Instagram: @tendollarbooks
Twitter: @tendollarbooks
FB: @tendollarbooks

My grassroots literacy program: Not School
Instagram: @notschoolliteracyprogram
Twitter: @notschool_

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s