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Fruit Punch: A Memoir

Fruit Punch: A Memoir

Написано Kendra Allen

Озвучено Kendra Allen


Fruit Punch: A Memoir

Написано Kendra Allen

Озвучено Kendra Allen

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5/5 (4 оценки)
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4 часа
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Издано:
9 авг. 2022 г.
ISBN:
9780063048546
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Примечание редактора

Sharp in wit…

Growing up as a Black girl in Dallas, Texas with complex and often disappointing parents, Allen (“The Collection Plate”) spares no heartbreak when sharing her coming-of-age story. Family guilt is a major theme, along with sexual abuse and adultification bias. Sharp in wit as well as analysis, “Fruit Punch” is a memoir that reflects experiences too often overlooked in the mainstream millennial conversation.

Описание

An arresting and one-of-a-kind memoir about the alternately exultant and harrowing trip growing up as a Black child desperate to create a clear reality for herself in this country

Written in a distinctive voice and filled with personality, humor, and pathos, Fruit Punch is a memoir unlike any other, from a one-of-a-kind millennial talent. Growing up in Dallas, Texas, in the nineties and early 2000s, Kendra Allen had a complicated, loving, and intense family life filled with desire and community but also undercurrents of violence and turmoil. “We equate suffering to perseverance and misinterpret the weight of shame,” she writes. As she makes her way through a world of obscureness, Kendra finds herself slowly discovering outlets to help navigate growing up and against the expected performance of being a young Black woman in the South—a complex interplay of race, class, and gender that proves to be ever-shifting ground.

Fruit Punch touches on everything from questions of beauty and how we form concepts of ourselves—as a small rebellion, young Kendra scratched a hole into every pair of stockings she was forced to wear—to what it means to grow up in her great uncle’s Southern Baptist church—with rules including “No uncrossed ankles” and “No questions.” Inflected by a powerful sense of place and touched by poetry, Fruit Punch is a stunning achievement—a memoir born of love and endurance, fight or flight, and what it means to be a witness, from a blisteringly honest and observant voice. 

Издатель:
Издано:
9 авг. 2022 г.
ISBN:
9780063048546
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Об авторе

Kendra Allen was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She is the author of The Collection Plate and When You Learn the Alphabet, and writes the music column “Make Love in My Car” for Southwest Review. In her spare time, she loves laughing and leaving. You can keep up with her work at KendraCanYou.com.


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