The Girls of Usually

The Girls of Usually

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Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the qshiksa in her living room, q a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the qhappy blonde families, q she becomes a qhippie chickq who travels the world in search of a€b something. The Girls of Usually chronicles each trip, each romance, each experiment in reinventing herself that draws her closer to discovering the secret door through which she can escape from deep-rooted patterns and accept her own cultural, ethnic, and sexual identity.For Jessie, a bastard child enrolled in a federally funded program for disadvantaged students, college was a place to escape from the burden of family life, a reason to quit her full-time customer service job at J. C. Penney, a ticket to a better lifeanbsp;...

Title:The Girls of Usually
Author:Lori Horvitz
Publisher:Truman State University Press - 2015-01-27


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