The Girls of Usually

Truman State University Press
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Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the "shiksa in her living room," a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the "happy blonde families," she becomes a "hippie chick" who travels the world in search of … something. The Girls of Usually chronicles each trip, each romance, each experiment in reinventing herself that draws her closer to discovering the secret door through which she can escape from deep-rooted patterns and accept her own cultural, ethnic, and sexual identity. 
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About the author

Lori Horvitz’s writing has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies including South Dakota Review, Southeast Review, Hotel Amerika and Chattahoochee Review. She has been awarded writing fellowships from Yaddo, Ragdale, Cottages at Hedgebrook, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Blue Mountain Center. A professor of literature and language at UNC Asheville, Horvitz also directs the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She received a PhD in English from SUNY at Albany and an MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College.
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Publisher
Truman State University Press
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Published on
Jan 27, 2015
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Pages
238
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ISBN
9781612481371
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / LGBT
Biography & Autobiography / Women
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