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Author Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein.

Title Dangerous Families : Queer Writing on Surviving
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents Cover; Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Dangerous Families: An Introduction; Language; Gonna Get My Girl Body Back: This Is a Work in Progress; Johnny; Not with the Buckle End of the Belt; Dog Dreams; Body of Knowledge; Dyslexic Process; Population 1200; The Doctor's Daughter; Pelt; Monsters; Hate May Not Be a Family Value, but Dysfunction? That's a Different Story; Descent into Hell; Kid Pirate in Suburbia; Some Notes on Art and Architecture; This Blood (Beaten Out of Me); Contaminated; Drinking; Did I Mention That; My Sister's Shadow
FloodingEscape; Escape: A Myth; Weapons; S.o.s.; Walls; Confessions of a Ghetto Princess; Those Who Can't Do, Write, or Daddy's Little Pornographer; Absence; Someday; Bad Girl; The Prime of My Life; About the Editor; Contributors
Summary Queer survivors piece together the clues to discover their own lives! Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving goes beyond the recovery narrative to create a new queer literature of investigation, exploration, and transformation. Twenty-six stories illuminate the reality of growing up in fear, struggling to rebuild lives damaged by sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. The book explores how abuse turns queer survivors?male, female, and transgendered?into healers, heartbreakers, and homicidal maniacs, presenting brilliant stories that sear and soar. Dangerous Families: Queer Writing o
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Subject Adult child abuse victims -- Biography.
Adult child abuse victims -- Psychology.
Adult children of dysfunctional families -- Biography.
Gays -- Family relationships -- Biography.
Sexual abuse victims -- Psychology.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136572368