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Summary

A Black American woman travels through the United States and Europe in search of her lost father. In the letters she writes to him she remembers her strict Catholic childhood in Chicago, her move to bohemian New York, and her bewilderment at growing up.

When she discovers Degas' painting of a young circus performer hanging by her teeth at the top of a circus tent, she makes the performer, 'Miss La La', the symbol of her life.

An elegant reflection on home and belonging, Hanging by Her Teeth rejects the simplifications of roots and celebrates a tradition of Black American writers who went to Europe to find themselves.

©1994 Bonnie Greer (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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