Rough house : a memoir / Tina Ontiveros.
- ISBN: 9780870710339
- ISBN: 0870710338
- Physical Description: 187 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2020
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|Formatted Contents Note:||
Like riding a bike -- Timber child -- Something to cry about -- Rough house -- Meetings -- Close call -- Steelhead -- (The worst thing) -- Teen starter kit -- High five -- Chalet café -- Other sheep.
"A story of growing up in turmoil, Rough House recounts a childhood divided between a charming, mercurial, abusive father in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, and a mother struggling with poverty in The Dalles. It is also a story of generational trauma, especially for the women - a story of violent men and societal restrictions, of children not always chosen, and frequently raised alone. Tracing her childhood through the working class towns and forests of Washington and Oregon, Ontiveros explores themes of love and loss, parents and children, and her own journey to a different kind of adulthood"-- Provided by publisher.