Like a Woman (Paperback)
Dzanc Books, 9781936873210, 204pp.
Publication Date: March 17, 2015
Like Dorothy Allison's "Bastard Out of Carolina," Debra Busman's "like a woman" is a vivid coming-of-age story, revealing the lives of teenage girls on the streets of Los Angeles, trying to hold onto their sense of humanity against a backdrop of racism, poverty, sexism, and violence.
Debra Busman is co-director of the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at CSU Monterey Bay. Her work has been published in "Combined Destinies: Whites Share Grief About Racism," "Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape," "Social Justice: New Pedagogies for Social Change," and the "Los Angeles Review." This is her first novel.