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Filthy beasts : a memoir, Kirkland Hamill

Label
Filthy beasts : a memoir
Title
Filthy beasts
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Kirkland Hamill
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""Wake up, you filthy beasts!" Wendy Hamill would shout to her children in the mornings before school. Startled from their dreams, Kirk and his two brothers couldn't help but wonder--would they find enough food in the house for breakfast? Following a rancorous split from New York's upper-class society, newly divorced Wendy and her three sons are exiled from the East Coast elite circle. Wendy's middle son, Kirk, is eight when she moves the family to her native Bermuda, leaving the three young boys to fend for themselves as she chases after the highs of her old life: alcohol, a wealthy new suitor, and other indulgences. After eventually leaving his mother's dysfunctional orbit for college in New Orleans, Kirk begins to realize how different his family and upbringing is from that of his friends and peers. Split between extreme privilege--early years living in luxury on his family's private compound--and bare survival--rationing food and water during the height of his mother's alcoholism--Kirk is used to keeping up appearances and burying his inconvenient truths from the world, until he's eighteen and falls in love for the first time. A fascinating window into the life of extreme privilege and a powerful story of self-acceptance, Filthy Beasts recounts Kirk's unforgettable journey through luxury hotels and charity stores, private enclaves and public shame as he confronts his family's many imperfections, accepts his unconventional childhood, and finally comes to terms with his own hidden secrets."--Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamill, Kirkland
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.H288
LC item number
A3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hamill, Kirkland
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Children of the rich
  • Gay men
  • Coming of age
Target audience
adult
Label
Filthy beasts : a memoir, Kirkland Hamill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124322531
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781982122768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1124322531
Label
Filthy beasts : a memoir, Kirkland Hamill
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124322531
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781982122768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1124322531

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