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Borrowing Time: A Latino Sexual Odyssey
new book by Carlos T. Mock
2003-10-01

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This is what has been said about the book by Chicagoan Carol T. Mock:

'Gay literature is rich in so many areas, yet we still have a great need for strong stories from the world of Latino culture —about family, about youth, about coming out, about creating adult relationships, about dealing with AIDS. Now, Carlos Mock gives us a strong Puerto Rican story that deals with all these issues.' — Patricia Nell Warren, author of The Front Runner and The Wild Man

'Whatever your orientation, no matter your ethnicity, you'll never be the same after a journey through this odyssey. A vivid and visceral portrayal of a sexual and political coming-of-age in today's America—and beyond.' — Laura S. Washington Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor, DePaul University Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times

'It's a mixture of many themes: spirituality, searching for love, family values and dealing with life as it is. Juan Subirá-Rexach searches in his soul, shares it with the reader, as he tries to make sense of it all and to find meaning to his life. There is a philosophical stream running through the book. The sense of time, past and present, the dreams and reality and the meaning of love are all weaved into the story. Although the theme of homosexuality pervades, reading the book can easily be experienced as a spiritual adventure, as Juan becomes a seeker that moves from doubter to believer, confronting his traditional Catholic (and Latino) upbringing and seeking answers to life's riddles. Love, loyalty, friendship, pleasure and, above all, the shame and guilt associated with the homoerotic attraction. Even though the book does not include scientific research or statistics regarding the gay lifestyle, it allows us to see the complex process of discovering one's sexual orientation and the coming out process. Borrowing Time: a Latino Sexual Odyssey allows you to enter into the internal process of someone who grows up in a heterosexually biased society and finally makes peace with his reality. We get a glimpse of how uncovering the 'secret' impacts the relationship with family, friends and working companions. One becomes aware of the prejudices, the ignorance, the hypocrisy and the fear that pervades our society when we deal with homosexuality.' —Glorin Mock, sexologist San Juan

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