We Were Witches

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.33 hours)
Product Number: Z100132924
Released: Apr 17, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538546246
Narrator/s: Ariel Gore
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Buying into the dream that education is the road out of poverty, a teen mom takes a chance on bettering herself, gets on welfare rolls, and talks her way into college. But once she's there, phallocratic narratives permeate every subject, and creative writing professors depend heavily on Freytag's pyramid to analyze life. So Ariel turns to a rich subcultural canon of resistance and failure, populated by writers like Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Gloria Anzaldua, Tillie Olsen, and Kathy Acker. Wryly riffing on feminist literary tropes, We Were Witches documents the survival of a demonized single mother. She's beset by custody disputes, homophobia, and America's ever-present obsession with shaming strange women into passive citizenship. But even as the narrator struggles to graduate-often the triumphant climax of a dramatic plot-a question uncomfortably lingers. If you're dealing with precarious parenthood, queer identity, and debt, what is the true narrative shape of your experience?

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Author(s): Ariel Gore
Original Publish Date: Apr 17, 2018

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Author(s): Ariel Gore
Narrator(s): Ariel Gore
Product Number DD37429
Released: Apr 17, 2018
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ISBN: #9781538546208
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Author(s): Ariel Gore
Product Number EB00701463
Released: Sep 05, 2017
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ISBN: #9781936932023

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