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An indefinite sentence : a personal history of outlawed love and sex

Author: Siddharth Dube
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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A revelatory memoir about sex, oppression, and the universal struggle for justice by the executive director of UNAIDS describes his personal quest for love and self-respect as a gay youth in mid-twentieth-century India and at Harvard.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dube, Siddharth, 1961-
Indefinite sentence.
New York : Atria Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2018060321
Named Person: Siddharth Dube
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siddharth Dube
ISBN: 9781501158476 1501158473 9781501158483 1501158481
OCLC Number: 1079411450
Notes: "Originally published in India in 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers India Limited as No One Else."
Description: 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: No one else
Responsibility: Siddharth Dube.

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