Mean Little deaf Queer: A Memoir

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Book
Authors
ISBN 10
0807072907 
ISBN 13
9780807072905 
Category
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Publication Year
2009 
Publisher
Pages
248 
Tags
Memoirs, Special Needs, Women, Lesbian, Disabled, Gay & Lesbian 
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Description
In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed "child freak," she acted out her fury with her boxy hearing aids and Coke-bottle glasses by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children. Ever since that first real-life performance, Galloway has used theater, whether onstage or off, to defy and transcend her reality. With disarming candor, she writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and living in a silent, quirky world populated by unforgettable characters. What could have been a bitter litany of complaint is instead an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting take on life.From the Trade Paperback edition. - from Amzon 
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