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Inconvenient Daughter

Inconvenient Daughter

Geschrieben von Lauren J. Sharkey

Erzählt von Leslie Bellair


Inconvenient Daughter

Geschrieben von Lauren J. Sharkey

Erzählt von Leslie Bellair

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3.5/5 (185 Bewertungen)
Länge:
4 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
9. Feb. 2021
ISBN:
9781094416298
Format:
Hörbuch

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Stirring #OwnVoices story…

Born in Korea and raised by white parents in Long Island, Rowan Kelly has always felt out of place. As a young woman increasingly butting heads with her adoptive mother, Rowan seeks a sense of belonging in the arms of abusive men. A stirring #OwnVoices story exploring transracial adoption and the heart-wrenching, and ultimately redemptive, struggle to find one’s identity.

Beschreibung

Rowan Kelly knows she’s lucky. After all, if she hadn’t been adopted, she could have spent her days in a rice paddy, or a windowless warehouse assembling iPhones—they make iPhones in Korea, right? Either way, slowly dying of boredom on Long Island is surely better than the alternative. But as she matures, she realizes that she’ll never know if she has her mother’s eyes, or if she’d be in America at all had her adoptive parents been able to conceive.

Rowan sets out to prove that she can be someone’s first choice. After running away from home—and her parents’ rules—and ending up beaten, barefoot, and topless on a Pennsylvania street courtesy of Bad Boy Number One, Rowan attaches herself to Never-Going-to-Commit. When that doesn’t work out, she fully abandons self-respect and begins browsing Craigslist personals. But as Rowan dives deeper into the world of casual encounters with strangers, she discovers what she’s really looking for.
With a fresh voice and a quick wit, Lauren J. Sharkey dispels the myths surrounding transracial adoption, the ties that bind, and what it means to belong.
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
9. Feb. 2021
ISBN:
9781094416298
Format:
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Über den Autor

LAUREN J. SHARKEY is a writer, teacher, and transracial adoptee. After her birth in South Korea, she was adopted by Irish Catholic parents and raised on Long Island. Sharkey’s creative nonfiction has appeared in the Asian American Feminist Collective’s digital storytelling project, First Times, as well as several anthologies including I Am Strength! and Women under Scrutiny. Inconvenient Daughter is her debut novel, and is loosely based on her experience as a Korean adoptee. You can follow her at ljsharks.com.


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  • (3/5)
    Ok but not brilliant but the plot a little predictable
  • (5/5)
    So very worth reading. Teen coming of age novel with a new perspective. I’m in tears hearing an audiobook that sounds like mine: A story with the first few pages/months missing.
  • (5/5)
    Loved it, I could relate to the mother/daughter struggles as well as the self worth.
  • (5/5)
    This was a very relatable book. Very sad and yet entertaining.
  • (5/5)
    This one had me missing my bus stop & crying in public. I’m grateful the author was so willing to share their story and be so vulnerable in their writing.
  • (3/5)

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

    An interesting adoption saga from an adoptees prospective that has different thoughts that a biological Family member would not think of. The detail was good but she goes from age 24 to 30 without too much detail at all compared to what the rest of the book offers.

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  • (4/5)

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

    Man, this book broke my heart! An ‘Inconvenient Daughter’ is told in first person in a stream of consciousness style. The protagonist, Rowan Kelly, details important events in her life that have lead up to her being in a hospital following a traumatic encounter. She was adopted from Korea as a baby by white parents in Long Island, New York. The story follows her emotional struggles with being surrendered for adoption and increasing tension with her mother, whom she views as controlling. Rowan’s lack of self-worth grows and she begins to seek approval and affection outwardly, continuously picking the wrong partners. I was sobbing at some of these encounters. It takes her more than five years to begin to heal and understand she is worthy. I appreciated the redemption aspect of the story, but I wanted more. I was so rooting for her relationship with her mother. The story ends abruptly, but you are left with hope for their relationship.

    2 Leute fanden das hilfreich

  • (3/5)

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

    Wow. So raw and honest. Short and impactful. The protagonist POV helped me understand my Korean adopted roommate from university.

    1 Person fand dies hilfreich

  • (1/5)
    Terribly boring. Kept jumping from past to present with no fluidity.
  • (1/5)
    This book was horribly boring not a good read at all