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Firebird A Memoir

ISBN-10: 0060931973
ISBN-13: 9780060931971
Edition: N/A
Authors: Mark Doty
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Description: In Firebird, Mark Doty tells the story of a ten-year-old in a top hat, cane, and red chiffon scarf, interrupted while belting out Judy Garland's "Get Happy" by his alarmed mother at the bedroom door, exclaiming, "Son, you're a boy!" Firebird  More...

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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

In Firebird, Mark Doty tells the story of a ten-year-old in a top hat, cane, and red chiffon scarf, interrupted while belting out Judy Garland's "Get Happy" by his alarmed mother at the bedroom door, exclaiming, "Son, you're a boy!" Firebird presents us with a heroic little boy who has quite enough worries without discovering that his dawning sexuality is the Wrong One. A self-confessed "chubby smart bookish sissy with glasses and a Southern accent," Doty grew up on the move, the family following his father's engineering work across America-from Tennessee to Arizona, Florida to California. A lyrical, heartbreaking comedy of one family's dissolution through the corrosive powers of alcohol, sorrow, and thwarted desire, Firebird is also a wry evocation of childhood's pleasures and terrors, a comic tour of American suburban life, and a testament to the transformative power of art.

Prelude: Perspective Box
Rainbow Girls
A Book of Archaeology
Beast from the Year 5000
Mikey
Firebird
Seventy-six Trombones
Guest from Nowhere
Valley of the Moon
Samson in the Temple
Wear Your Love Like Heaven
Sorrowful Mother
Fanfare and Finale: Firebird
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