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Somebody's Daughter: The International Bestseller and an Amazon.com book of 2021

Somebody's Daughter: The International Bestseller and an Amazon.com book of 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Ford, Ashley C.

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'Ashley Ford's prose is glass: so clear, sharp and smooth that the reader sees, in vivid focus, her complicated childhood, brilliant mind, and golden heart. The gravity and urgency of Somebody's Daughter anchored me to my chair and slowed my heartbeat, like no book has since Toni... Morrison's The Bluest Eye.' - Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed 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 w hat 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. 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 finally finds out why her father is in prison. And that's where the story really begins. Somebody's Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in America, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she provides a poignant coming-of-age recollection that speaks to finding the threads between who you are and what you were born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.
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ISBN 9781786581280
Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781786581280
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Manilla
Released 2 Jul 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Ford, Ashley C.
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
True Stories
Feminism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 305.488960730092
Weight 225g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress African American women - Biography, Children of prisoners - Biography - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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