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Author Chin, Staceyann, 1972-
Title The Other Side of Paradise : a memoir / Staceyann Chin.
Imprint New York : Scribner, 2010.
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1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy
Location Call No. Status Help Message
 Mid-Manhattan Non-Fiction First Floor  B Chin C    DUE 08-18-14  ---

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Description 282 p. ; 22 cm.
Note "Reading Group Guide".
No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Jamaica on Christmas Day. Staceyann's mother did not want her, and her father was not present. No one, except her grandmother, thought Staceyann would survive. It was her grandmother who nurtured and protected and provided for Staceyann and her older brother in the early years. But when the three were separated, Staceyann was thrust, alone, into an unfamiliar and dysfunctional home in Paradise, Jamaica. There, she faced far greater troubles than absent parents. So, armed with a fierce determination, she discovered a way to break out of this unforgiving world.
Subject Chin, Staceyann, 1972- -- Childhood and youth.
Chin, Staceyann, 1972- -- Homes and haunts -- Jamaica.
Authors, Jamaican -- 21st century -- Biography.
Lesbian authors -- Jamaica -- Biography.
Lesbian activists -- Jamaica -- Biography.
Racially mixed children -- Jamaica -- Biography.
LCCN 2008034022
ISBN 9780743292917 (pbk.)
074329291X (pbk.)
Branch Call Number B Chin C