Fizz in the Fire by Diane Fortier




ISBN: 978-1537188928
226 pages, perfect bound, 6 x 9 inches, 2016

Fizz in the Fire is a coming-of age memoir. With humor and emotional depth, this book takes the reader on the roller-coaster ride of Diane Fortier’s childhood, teen, and young adult years, as she tries to make sense of her nutty, dysfunctional family and carve out a place for herself in the world.
Raised by her mother — a pill popping, alcoholic beauty; and her step-father — a cruel, debonair, alcoholic — Diane’s only ally is her flamboyant, cross-dressing brother, Jimmy. At age 14, Diane is sent to lock-up at the Convent of the Good Shepherd where she finds a community of similar girls from dysfunctional families, and, under the vigilant eyes of the nuns, comes out as gay.

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