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Mean little deaf queer : a memoir

Author: Terry Galloway
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1959, the year Terry Galloway 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Galloway, Terry.
Mean Little Deaf Queer : A Memoir.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Galloway
ISBN: 9780807097588 0807097586
OCLC Number: 869306119
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed January 23, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Prologue: Nine""; ""Part I: Drowning""; ""Them and Me""; ""Visions""; ""Presto Change-o""; ""Meaner""; ""The Performance of Drowning""; ""Lost Boy""; ""Part II: Passing""; ""Little-d Deaf""; ""On Being Told No""; ""Passing Strange""; ""Drag Acts""; ""Shhhhhh!""; ""Jobs for the Deaf""; ""The Shallow End""; ""Part III: Emerging""; ""Scare""; ""Who Died and What Killed Them""; ""Why I Should Matter""; ""Epilogue: A Happy Life . . .""
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In 1959, the year Terry Galloway 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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