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Mean little deaf queer: a memoir

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"When Terry Galloway was born on Halloween, no one knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system. After her family moved from Berlin, Germany, to Austin, Texas, hers became a deafening, hallucinatory childhood where everything, including her own body, changed for the worse. But those unwelcome changes awoke in this particular child a dark, defiant humor that fueled her lifelong obsessions with language, duplicity, and performance. As a ten-year-old self-proclaimed "child freak," she acted out her fury at 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 and performance-onstage and off-to defy and transcend her reality. With disarming candor, Terry writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and her life 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."--Publisher's description.
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Biographies
Deaf artists -- United States -- Biography
Deaf women -- United States -- Biography
Galloway, Terry
Lesbians -- United States -- Biography
title_displayMean little deaf queer : a memoir
title_fullMean Little deaf Queer A Memoir
Mean little deaf queer : a memoir / Terry Galloway
title_shortMean little deaf queer
title_suba memoir
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Deaf artists
Deaf women
Galloway, Terry
LGBTQIA+
Lesbians
Nonfiction
Sociology