Somebody's Daughter

A Memoir

Hardcover, 224 pages

English language

Published by Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book.

ISBN:
9781250305978

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For as long as she could remember, Ashley has put her father on a pedestal. Despite having only vague memories of seeing him face-to-face, she believes he's the only person in the entire world who understands her. She thinks she understands him too. He's sensitive like her, an artist, and maybe even just as afraid of the dark. She's certain that one day they'll be reunited again, and she'll finally feel complete. There are just a few problems: he's in prison, and she doesn't know what he did to end up there.

Through poverty, puberty, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley returns to her image of her father for hope and encouragement. She 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. In her search for unconditional …

2 editions

Subjects

  • Memoir
  • Incarceration
  • Coming of Age
  • Family separation
  • Racism
  • Nonfiction