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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls - T Kira Madden
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls
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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... show more
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.

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.

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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781635571851
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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4.5 Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
Out this Tuesday, buy this from a real human being near you! I'm beginning to come around to memoirs. More subjective than biography, subject to the author's own fitful memory, the narrative is able to spring loose from chronological constraints. T Kira Madden's shatters her life story and glues...
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