Somebody's Daughter

A Memoir

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Publisher Description

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NBCC John Leonard Prize Finalist
Indie Bestseller

“This is a book people will be talking about forever.”
Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed

“Ford’s wrenchingly brilliant memoir is truly a classic in the making. The writing is so richly observed and so suffused with love and yearning that I kept forgetting to breathe while reading it.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author


One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father.

Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley C. Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. 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 desperately searches for meaning in the chaos. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration . . . and Ashley’s entire world is turned upside down.

Somebody’s Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2021
June 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Flatiron Books
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Lena Rae V ,

Excellent read

An honest and moving portrayal about a life with complications not often explored. What does it mean to love and be loved by people who have behaved in the worst ways? I was mesmerized throughout. This was a book that caused me to reflect in new ways on my own life and on my judgments of others

Kitty q.z😺 ,

Touching and beautifully heart wrenching and heart inspiring

I knew this book would be great, and it was. It was also another level of beauty written in such a lovely voice of hope and purpose.

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