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Mean little deaf queer : a memoir

Verfasser/in: Terry Galloway
Verlag: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2009.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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In 1959, the year the author turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed "child freak," she acted out her fury with her boxy hearing aids and Coke-bottle glasses by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children. Ever  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Name: Terry Galloway
Medientyp: Biografie
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Terry Galloway
ISBN: 9780807072905 0807072907
OCLC-Nummer: 244246655
Beschreibung: xvii, 230 p. ; 23 cm.
Verfasserangabe: Terry Galloway.

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In 1959, the year the author turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed "child freak," she acted out her fury with her boxy hearing aids and Coke-bottle glasses by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children. Ever since that first real-life performance, Galloway has used theater, whether onstage or off, to defy and transcend her reality. With disarming candor, she writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and living in a silent, quirky world populated by unforgettable characters. What could have been a bitter litany of complaint is instead an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting take on life.

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