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Long live the tribe of fatherless girls : a memoir /

by Madden, T Kira [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2019.Description: xviii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781635571851; 1635571855.Subject(s): 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 | Nonfiction | Biographies | Biography | Autobiographies | Nonfiction | Autobiographies
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.
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.
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<p> "The book I wish I'd had growing up." --Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name <br> <br> Esquire Best Nonfiction Books of the Year * Variety Best Books of the Year * O, The Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Books of the Year * Lit Hub Best Queer Debuts of the Year * Book Riot Best Books of the Year * Autostraddle Best Queer Books of the Year * Elle Best Books of the Season * Paste Best Memoirs of the Decade * Washington Post Best Books of the Month * Electric Literature Best Nonfiction Books of the Year * Indie Next Pick * Indies Introduce Pick * Finalist for the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize <br> <br> One of the most anticipated books of 2019-- Entertainment Weekly , Huffington Post, BuzzFeed , The Millions, Nylon, The Rumpus , Electric Literature , Lit Hub , Refinery29 , and many more </p> <p>Acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut memoir is about coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer, biracial teenager amidst the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where she found cult-like privilege, shocking racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hiding in plain sight.</p> <p>As a child, Madden lived a life of extravagance, from her exclusive private school to her equestrian trophies and designer shoe-brand name. But under the surface was a wild instability. The only child of parents continually battling drug and alcohol addictions, Madden confronted her environment alone. Facing a culture of assault and objectification, she found lifelines in the desperately loving friendships of fatherless girls.</p> <p>With unflinching honesty and lyrical prose, spanning from 1960s Hawai'i to the present-day struggle of a young woman mourning the loss of a father while unearthing truths that reframe her reality, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls is equal parts eulogy and love letter. It's a story about trauma and forgiveness, about families of blood and affinity, both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful.</p>

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.

"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.

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