Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir T. Kira Madden

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir

Author: T. Kira Madden
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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir
T. Kira Madden
"The book I wish I'd had growing up." --Chanel Miller, author of Know My NameBest Books of 2019: Esquire O, The Oprah Magazine Variety Lit Hub Book Riot Electric Literature AutostraddleFinalist: NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize Lambda Literary AwardNew York Times Book Review Editors' Choice SelectionPaste Best Memoirs of the DecadeElle Best Books of the SeasonWashington Post Best Books of the MonthIndie Next Pick Indies Introduce Pick A fearless debut. --New York Times A] gorgeous reckoning. --Washington PostFlat out breathtaking. --Lit HubGripping and gloriously written. --ElleUtterly unforgettable. --NYLONUnnervingly satisfying. --Oprah MagazineDeeply compassionate. --NPR.orgTruly stunning. --Cosmopolitan 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. One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year: Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Millions, Nylon, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Refinery29, and many moreBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: T. Kira MaddenPublisher: Bloomsbury PublishingPublished: 03/03/2020ISBN: 9781635574760Pages: 336Weight: 0.75lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.30w x 0.90d

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