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T Kira Madden discusses her new memoir: LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS in conversation with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Bowdoin professor and author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A MURDER AND A MEMOIR

Wednesday, April 24th, 7PM

T Kira Madden discusses her new memoir: LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS in conversation with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Bowdoin professor and author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A MURDER AND A MEMOIR

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.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635571851
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019