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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

A Memoir
Auteur(s): T Kira Madden
Narrateur(s): T Kira Madden
Durée: 8 h et 13 min
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One of the most anticipated audiobooks of 2019.

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 Hawaii 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.

©2019 T Kira Madden (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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"Frank and funny and powerful and surprising. An utterly gorgeous debut." (Lauren Groff) 

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laughed, cried, and ached through the telling of this story about family- in all its forms. this book is familiar in its settings and stories, colored with a realness that often is missing from the stories we share within our own families.

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  • NTS
  • 2019-04-02

A memoir full of life!

This is a story of circumstance and choices. Choices made, choices taken away, choices of regret, choices yet to be seen... of circumstance that can not be changed.

T Kira has included her deepest secrets and families tales to illustrate a beautifully written story of a girl coming of age in a land only made for story books. This story tugs on your heart as you feel for the little girl hanging to the ankle of a mannequin. This story leaves you with hope for that little girl, hope for healing and renewed spirit. A memoir truly full of life!

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  • Kelli Nelson
  • 2019-06-25

Best book i've read in a really long time!

I loved how raw and real this book was. At points in the story, I felt like it was written about me. I loved her writing style, it was very unique and captivating. HIGHLY recommend.

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  • Bobbi
  • 2019-04-17

A Window You Can’t Leave

I finish this book with a view of the generation my children are growing up in that can only be drawn by one who has experienced it. T is a beautiful child, woman, poet. I thank her.

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  • Christy Schlumbaum
  • 2019-09-16

loved this!

I love her honesty. She wrote from her heart and her memories. We don't get to choose our family but we do love them as they are.

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  • Elise Mckenna
  • 2019-10-08

I don’t know if I can explain

The way in which this book touched me. T’s story telling is so lovely. As a Fatherless girl we often take on a relationship with our mothers that are both filled of endless love and terrible heartbreak. There is a line in this that poked at that very sentiment and tore me apart.
I’m so very thankful T shares her story in this way.

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  • CHET YARBROUGH
  • 2019-09-29

AMERICAN FATHERS

T Kira Madden’s memoir is a non-fiction account of her life. This memoir may reach beyond America, but it rings true for many children. Madden is the child of a philandering father; mostly raised by her mother, but deeply connected to her father. Madden’s father is never far from her thoughts but frequently gone from her presence.

Her journey to adulthood is difficult. Children can love their parents with “Leave it to Beaver” ideals, but in the midst of a chaotic family life, Madden shows children’s lives are scarred. Many American children are affected by parental absence, and conflict. In childhood’s journey, physical and mental abuse between parents affects a child’s view of the world. Their place in it is confused, indeterminate, and seriously affected by the way parents behave. Madden tells the story of those conflicts in her memoir.

Sometimes parental absence is because of working parents. Other times, it is because of the personal lives’ parents live. In Madden’s case it is more of the former than the latter. Madden’s father works in an undisclosed profession and makes a good deal of money but is absent for long periods of time. As Madden finds later, part of her father’s absence is because of another family. He is the husband and father of a different wife and children.

Women are always left with the major decisions of life when they become pregnant. Fathers can leave or stay. Women can never leave. Women stay with a decision to abort, adopt, or single-parent a yet to be born child. The reality of staying is a physical and mental trial for women; pending a life sentence. For men, if there is a sentence, it is limited to guilt and an uncertain, and frequently ignored, financial penalty.

Madden shows a child can survive the worst a broken family can do and become something better. Madden’s story begs the question of how many children of single parents are unable to meet the challenges of a neglectful father, and how many of those children are life’s casualties?

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  • Paula A
  • 2019-08-03

A Human Story of Love and Family and Femaleness

A true and jarring story of girlhood, of growing up a lesbian/bi woman, of not fitting in. And the few gorgeous delicious times we do. Relatable and unique. Truly gorgeous.

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  • Shelita Washington
  • 2019-05-17

LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS

I have not until seeing this title heard of this author or this book. I am soooo very grateful for her welcoming me into her life into her family and making me smile laugh and cry.I am happy that my family isn't the only perfectly imperfect family around. Her story made me remember and discuss with complete honesty my teenage years. THANK YOU

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-24

Interesting at some parts

It was interesting at some parts ,other then that I just wasn't a fan. .

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  • Leslie Tennnis
  • 2019-06-20

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This book is 90% about sexual abuse, teenage sex, drug addition by parents and drug use by teen. Almost noting about LGBTQ until 85% of the way through, when the family situation becomes interesting. Not worth the 6 1/2 hours to get there.

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