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Long live the tribe of fatherless girls : a memoir

Author: T Kira Madden
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Autobiographies
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: T Kira Madden
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Kira Madden
ISBN: 9781635571851 1635571855 9781635571868 1635571863
OCLC Number: 1033782506
Description: xviii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The feels of love. Uncle Nuke ; Pencil ; Why you like it ; Even the dogs ; Just one look is worth a thousand words ; Womanly things ; Show name ; Cry baby ; Bugs ; The lizard ; Chicken & stars ; Rewired ; The feels of love --
The greeter. Cousin Cindy ; Can I pet your back? ; Long live the tribe of fatherless girls ; How to survive in Boca Raton ; The greeter ; People like them ; Brothers ; Big hair, big hearts ; I'm still here ; Another word for creep ; Footnote ; Collected dates with my father --
Tell the women I'm lonely. Kuleana.
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"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"--

Madden came 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 she had plenty to envy, but beneath the surface life in Boca Raton was dangerous: both parents battling drug addiction, tormentors at school, sexual predators at the mall, and the confused, often destructive, desperately loving friendship of fatherless girls. This is her story of families both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful. -- adapted from jacket

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