A Memoir. USA 2009, 230 pp., hardback, € 21.69Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
When Terry Galloway was born on Halloween, no one knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fatal 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 life-long obsessions with language, duplicity, and performance. A a 10-year-old self-proclaimed »child freak«, she acted out her fury by faking her own drowning at a camp for crippled children. Ever since, she used theater to defy and transcend her reality. With disarming candor, she writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and her life in a silent, quirky world.