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 ab 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|
|Publisher||:||Truman State University Press - 2015-01-27|