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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 10/29/2019. New hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. in Brand New jacket. Signed by author.
"There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime." --Julia Alvarez
Ordinary Girls is a fierce, beautiful, and unflinching memoir from a wildly talented debut author. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Jaquira D az found herself caught between extremes: as her family split apart and her mother battled schizophrenia, she was surrounded by the love of her friends; as she longed for a family and home, she found instead a life upended by violence. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico's history of colonialism, every page of Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism. D az triumphantly maps a way out of despair toward love and hope to become her version of the girl she always wanted to be.
With a story reminiscent of Tara Westover's Educated, Roxane Gay's Hunger, and Terese Marie Mailhot's Heart Berries, Jaquira D az delivers a memoir that reads as electrically as a novel.
Title: ORDINARY GIRLS: A MEMOIR
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2019
ISBN Number: 1616209135
ISBN Number 13: 9781616209131
Jacket Condition: in Brand New jacket.
lbs: 1.00 lbs
Seller ID: 9781616209131N