One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father.
Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley C. Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates. When the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley desperately searches for meaning in the chaos. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration . . . and Ashley’s entire world is turned upside down.
𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵-𝘸𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺!
Somebody’s Daughter is a remarkable coming-of-age memoir about life, loss, self-acceptance and love, narrated by the author. Thoughtful, raw, honest and moving. I have no words to express all that it made me feel. A beautiful and impressive debut.
𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 Libro.fm , Macmillan Audio 𝘢𝘯𝘥 Ashley C. Ford 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘈𝘓𝘊.