Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home
by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Author
Teenhood in the 1990s was full of the feeling that you could hit the road with a backpack and carve out your own life in a new city or subculture. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha did just that; she left a troubled family life in the US and found grubby, queer, anarchopunk redemption in Canada. Her memoir is as intense and disjointed as her experience, "dreaming her way home" through stories of immigration court, queer South Asian dance nights, navigating a disability and the traumas of abuse, navigating the dirty river of the past and figuring out her own identity and her own life. If you were ever a lost, traveling kid, or just lost, or had to come to terms with a million intersecting identities in a cookie cutter world, this book is for you.
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