Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving
  • Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving
  • Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving
ISBN: 1560234229
EAN13: 9781560234227
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 28, 2004
Pages: 252
Dimensions: 0.56" H x 8.35" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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 survivorsmale, female, and transgenderedinto healers, heartbreakers, and homicidal maniacs, presenting brilliant stories that sear and soar.

Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving addresses all forms of abuse head-on, representing a cross-section of queer survivors in terms of race, class, ethnicity, education, origin, sexuality, and gender. Contributors use their own life experiences to create a book that takes back control from well-meaning outsiders, as they recount the daily struggle to overcome the damage done to their minds, bodies, and spirits in a world that denies their gender, sexual, and social identities.

From the editor: Dangerous Families consists entirely of writing by survivors of childhood abuse. That's rightno therapists analyzing our plight, no talk-show hosts exploiting usjust survivors, exploring our complicated, frightening, and fulfilling lives. These stories dispense with the usual technique of carefully Read More chevron_right

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