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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date March 19, 2019
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
ISBN-13 9781635571851
ISBN-10 1635571855
Dimensions 0 by 5.51 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.74 lbs.
Original list price $27.00
Summaries and Reviews
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“Frank and funny and powerful and surprising. An utterly gorgeous debut.”-Lauren Groff

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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