Gringa

Gringa

A Contradictory Girlhood

Book - 2009
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"Torn between the high socioeconomic status of her father and the bohemian lifestyle of her mother, Melissa Hart tells a compelling story of contradiction in this coming-of-age memoir. Set in 1970s Southern California, Gringa is the story of a young girl conflicted by two extremes. On the one hand theres life with her mother, who leaves her father to begin a lesbian relationship, taking Hart and her two siblings along. Hart tells of her moms new life in a Hispanic neighborhood of Oxnard, California, and how these new surroundings begin to positively shape Hart herself. At the opposite extreme is her fathers white-bread well-to-do security, which is predictable and stable and boring. Hart is made all the more fraught with frustration when a judge rules that being raised by two women is 'unnatural' and grants her father primary custody."--Amazon.
Publisher: Berkeley : Seal Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9781580052948
1580052940
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 612.825 HART 2009
Characteristics: 276 pages : photpgraph ; 21 cm

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Set in 1970s Southern California, Gringa is the story of a young girl conflicted by two extremes. On the one hand there's life with her mother, who leaves her father to begin a lesbian relationship, taking Hart and her two siblings along. At the opposite extreme is her father's white-bread well-... Read More »


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