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Ordinary girls : a memoir

Author: Jaquira Díaz
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Jaquira Díaz writes an unflinching account of growing up as a queer biracial girl searching for home as her family splits apart and her mother struggles with mental illness and addiction. From her own struggles with depression and drug abuse to her experiences of violence to Puerto Rico's history of colonialism, every page vibrates with music and lyricism"--
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Jaquira Díaz; Jaquira Díaz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaquira Díaz
ISBN: 9781616209131 1616209135
OCLC Number: 1090696817
Description: 321 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Girl hood --
Origin story --
El Caserío --
La otra --
Home is a place --
Monster story --
Candy girl --
Ordinary girls --
Fourteen, or how to be a juvenile delinquent --
Girls, monsters --
Beach city --
Battle stations --
Secrets --
Mother, mercy --
Returning --
Ordinary girls.
Responsibility: Jaquira Díaz.

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