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Ordinary girls : a memoir / Jaquira Díaz.

By: Díaz, JaquiraPublisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019Edition: First editionDescription: 321 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781616209131; 1616209135Subject(s): Díaz, Jaquira -- Childhood and youth | Díaz, Jaquira -- Family | Lesbian authors -- Puerto Rico -- Biography | Racially mixed women -- Puerto Rico -- Biography | Families -- Puerto Rico | Mentally ill women | Substance abuse | FamilyDDC classification: 818/.603 | B | 928/.1 LOC classification: PS3604.I176 | Z46 2019
Contents:
Girl hood -- Origin story -- El casero -- 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.
Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Stacks PS3604 .I176 Z46 2019 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) 1 Available 33039001232775

Girl hood -- Origin story -- El casero -- 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.

"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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