Somebody’s Daughter

£16.99

Throughout her adolescence, Ashley Ford doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. She is already coping with growing up as a poor Black kid in Indiana and navigating her fraught relationship with her difficult, demanding mother. If only she could turn to her father for his advice and support. But he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates. When the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley desperately searches for her sense of self. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration – and Ashley’s world is turned upside down.

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“Beautifully written, searingly honest, and deeply affecting … when the book ended, I only wanted more” – Roxane Gay”Ford is a writer for the ages, and Somebody’s Daughter will be a book of the year” – Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed”Truly a classic in the making” – John Green, author of The Fault in Our StarsAn Oprah bookThroughout her adolescence, Ashley Ford doesn’t know how to deal with the worries that keep her up at night. If only she could turn to her father for his advice and support. But he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. After being raped by her ex-boyfriend, Ashley desperately searches for her sense of self. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration… and Ashley’s world is turned upside down.Ashley embarks on a powerful journey to find the connections between who she is and what she was born into, discovering that, however much we might try to untether ourselves from a painful past, the ties that bind families together are the strongest ones of all.”Sure to be one of the best memoirs of 2021″ – Kirkus Reviews”A heart-wrenching coming-of age story” – Time”Her coming-of-age story gets at how to both acknowledge and break away from what we’re born into” – Cosmopolitan”A beautiful, delicate memoir… a journey toward true and powerful selfhood” – Elle

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Weight 0.346 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 2.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

305.488960730092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K