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Title:Darling Days
Format Type:Ebook
Author:iO Tillett Wright
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:034900563X
ISBN 13:
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Category:Non fiction, Memoir, Biography, Glbt, Queer

Darling Days by iO Tillett Wright

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Darling Days Unfolding in animated crystalline prose an emotionally raw devastatingly powerful memoir of one young woman s extraordinary coming of age a tale of gender and identity freedom and addiction rebellion and survival in the s and s when punk poverty heroin and art collided in the urban bohemia of New York s Lower East Side b .

Born into the beautiful bedlam of downtown New York in the eighties iO Tillett Wright came of age at the intersection of punk poverty heroin and art This was a world of self invented characters glamorous superstars and strung out sufferers ground zero of drag and performance art Still no personality was more vibrant and formidable than iO s mother s Rhonna a showgirl and young widow was a mercurial erratic Glamazon and iO s fiercest defender her only authority in a world with few boundaries and even fewer indicators of normal life At the center of Darling Days is the remarkable relationship between a fiery kid and her domineering Ma a bond defined by freedom and control excess and sacrifice by heartbreaking deprivation agonizing rupture and ultimately forgiveness .

Darling Days is also a provocative examination of culture and identity and of the cour age and resilience of a child listening closely to her deepest self When a group of boys refuse to let six year old iO play ball she instantly adopts a new persona becoming a boy named Ricky a choice her parents support and celebrate It is the start of a profound exploration of gender and identity through the tenderest years and the beginning of a life invented and reinvented at every step

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