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Firebird : A Memoir
by Mark Doty


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060931971
  • ISBN-10: 0060931973
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: October 2000
  • Page Count: 228
  • Dimensions: 8.06 x 5.42 x 0.57 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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