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Author Madden, T Kira, author.

Title Long live the tribe of fatherless girls : a memoir / T Kira Madden.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    814 Madden,T MAD    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xviii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "The acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut is a memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager within the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where cult-like privilege, shocking social and racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hide in plain sight. As a child in Florida, T Kira Madden lived a life of extravagance--from her exclusive private school to her equestrian trophies and designer shoes, she had plenty to envy. But beneath the surface, life in "the rat's mouth" of Boca Raton was dangerous. Left to her own devices as both parents battled drug addiction, Kira navigated the perils of coming of age too quickly, and without guidance--oblivious parents and misguided babysitters at home, tormentors at school, sexual predators at the mall, and the confused, often destructive, desperately loving friendship of fatherless girls. With unflinching honesty and moving, lyrical prose, and spanning from 1960's Hawai'i to the nip and tuck rooms of 1990s Florida to the present-day struggle of a young woman in a culture of harassment, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls is the story of families both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Madden, T Kira -- Childhood and youth.
Women authors, American -- Biography.
Racially mixed women -- United States -- Biography.
Lesbian authors -- United States -- Biography.
Adult children of drug addicts -- United States -- Biography.
Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781635571851 (hardcover) $27.00
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