Ordinary Girls

Ordinary Girls

A Memoir

Book - 2019
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"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"--
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781616209131
Branch Call Number: 818.603 D5425D
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 22 cm

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"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 h... Read More »


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IndyPL_LindsayH Jun 20, 2020

Jaquira Diaz`s memoir is gripping!! Her life growing up in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach is far from ordinary. Her mother is a schizophrenic addict and her father does not pay much attention to her, so she is fending for herself during the majority of her adolescence. she and her friends roam the streets all hours of the day drinking, doing drugs, getting in fights, and having sex. At the same time jaquira is a brilliant writer and her words speak to you and draw you in. it is a difficult text to put down and it will stick with you long after you are finished.

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