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.On my first morning at an art colony, a poet who lived across the hall asked if I had heard someone typing in the mansiona#39;s attic ... After we finished our coffee, we opened the door to the attic and walked up the creaky steps. Crammed with old costumes spilling from big trunks, antique furniture, paintings, and yellowhaired porcelain dolls with ... record player rested atop a trunk, Beethovena#39;s aSymphony no.
|Title||:||The Girls of Usually|
|Publisher||:||Truman State University Press - 2015-01-27|