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Mississippi Sissy

  • 162 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Picador .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9869960M
    ISBN 100312341024
    ISBN 109780312341022
    OCLC/WorldCa71812897


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Kevin Sessums must have had one heckuva Fairy: He was sissy in the civil rights s South, and his memoir is bookended by death—both parents gone by the time he was 8, a dear friend bludgeoned to death when the author was