Borrowing Time: A Latino Sexual Odyssey. By Carlos T.
Mock, M.D. Paperback. 978-0-915745-77-7 $24.95 300
Borrowing Time: A Latino Sexual Odyssey. By Carlos
T. Mock, M.D.
Edited by Andrea Alessandra Cabello, UC Berkeley.
ISBN: 0-915745-54-2 $35.95 Hardbound
“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
“Gay literature is rich in so many areas, yet we still have a need for strong
stories from the world of Latino culture—about family, about youth, about coming
out, about creating adult relationships, about AIDS. Now, Carlos Mock give us a
strong Puerto Rican story that deals with all these issues.” —Patricia Nell
Warren, author of The Front Runner and The Wild Man.
In Borrowing Time: a Latino Sexual Odyssey we get a glimpse of the different
manifestations of AIDS: the fear, the shame, the regrets and the final victory.
The “AIDS” crisis has been an opportunity for the homosexual community for
growth, for strengthening ties, for reclaiming rights from the government, and,
above all, for reflection. The AIDS epidemic can be seen by many as a curse, and
for others, as the opportunity to bring out the best in you.
My work as a sex therapist over 23 years with couples and individuals—many of
whom are gays, lesbians, and bisexuals—has put me in touch with an issue that
inevitably comes up: feelings of self-hatred and shame that many homosexuals
internalize. The lack of tolerance for sexual diversity and the myopic vision of
many fundamentalist religious groups have contributed to the prejudices. Books
like Borrowing Time: a Latino Sexual Odyssey can be antidotes for this lack of
understanding and acceptance. It can also be a useful tool for any homosexual or
lesbian to understand and accept him or herself, without judgments. It takes the
reader, gay or straight, into the mind, heart and dreams of Juan Subirá Rexach
with great candor, honesty and humor. Dra. Gloria Mock
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