cover image of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

A Memoir

by T Kira Madden

ebook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today
"The book I wish I'd had growing up." -Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name

Esquire
Best Nonfiction Books of the Year *
Variety Best Books of the Year * O, The Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Books of the Year * Lit Hub Best Queer Debuts of the Year * Book Riot Best Books of the Year * Autostraddle Best Queer Books of the Year * Elle Best Books of the Season * Paste Best Memoirs of the Decade * Washington Post Best Books of the Month * Electric Literature Best Nonfiction Books of the Year * Indie Next Pick * Indies Introduce Pick * Finalist for the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize

One of the most anticipated books of 2019-Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Millions, Nylon, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Refinery29, and many 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date:
2019

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 5.8 MB
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls
Copy and paste the code into your website.
New here? Learn how to read digital books for free