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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
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it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction-or-memoir, all-time-faves

I have so many thoughts and feelings on this amazing book. First off, it's such a strong batch of work--varied personal essays that seamlessly build into a cohesive and stylistically interesting memoir. It actually feels like TWO books to me. The first is the life that T Kira lives in her own heart and body and the second is the unknown tendrils of secrets she discovers after her father's death.
I've known T Kira for a few years now and know she's one of the sweetest people on the planet, but I was still blown away by how powerful her writing is here. She's no bullshit. She's funny. She's a sentence magician. She's vulnerable. She's seductive. She's fearless. She's generous. In some ways, these essays reminded me of the high energy awesomeness of Michelle Tea's early work, but with a sheen of Florida decadence. This is one of the best memoirs of the decade. I cried while reading many parts of this memoir--from sadness and loss, and for love and life.
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Reading Progress

November 4, 2018 – Shelved
November 4, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 4, 2018 – Shelved as: nonfiction-or-memoir
March 24, 2019 – Started Reading
June 5, 2019 – Shelved as: all-time-faves
June 5, 2019 – Finished Reading

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