Cool for You
ISBN10: 188712859X ISBN13: 9781887128599 Publisher: Soft Skull Pr Published: Nov 1 2000 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Grainy, stained and stripped, this nonfiction novel traces the downbeat progress of a girl growing up in working-class Boston. Schooled by mean and memorable Catholic nuns, this tomboy heroine stumbles and dreams her way through the painful corridors of family, early sexual encounters and an eye-opening series of jobs caring for the sick and insane, the abandoned wards of the state. Throughout the course of her young life, the narrator wants to become an astronaut, instead she becomes a poet.