WHEN I WAS RED CLAY:
A Journey of Identity, Healing, and Wonder
by Jonathan T. Bailey
This intimate record lays bare one person’s experience growing up in a rural Mormon community and struggling to reconcile his sexuality with the religious doctrine of his childhood. Finding solace and connection in wild places, Jonathan T. Bailey lived two lives—one of trauma, the other of wonder. In When I Was Red Clay, he navigates self–discovery, grief, and the loss of faith with unflinching honesty and biting humor.
August 2022| Nonfiction | 978-1-937226-63-8| 200 pp | $16.95
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JONATHAN T. BAILEY is a conservation photographer with a background in cultural resources. Author of the literary memoir When I Was Red Clay: A Journey of Identity, Healing, and Wonder and the photograph and essay collection Rock Art: A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape, his work has been published in Archaeology Southwest, the Salt Lake Tribune, Indian Country Today, and elsewhere. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.