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Debra Busman

Debra Busman

 like a woman reviews: 
“In prose as lucid and passionate as any manifesto, this contemporary feminist anthem offers us a hero who both charms and challenges readers by way of her acuity, grit and depth. Like a Woman is destined to be a classic.” –More from Lambda Literary

‘Like a woman’ is gritty but tender: charming in its immodesty and sinewy as a junkyard dog.”-Los Angeles Times

“Like a Woman mimics Taylor’s two sides; it is lyrically beautiful in its depictions of thoughts and feelings, while being abrasively blunt with dialogue and actions. The sum of the two is a breathtaking first novel.”Read More at Shelf Awareness

Online Articles:
Otter Realm, Giving Voice to the Voiceless
Monterey Herald, CSUMB professor pens harrowing coming-of-age novel
Kirkus Review, Like A Woman Review

Huffington Post, Feminist Masterpiece on Teen Survival

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kimberly-dark/feminist-masterpiece-on-t_b_8074708.html

AN INTERVIEW WITH DEBRA BUSMAN

http://www.dzancbooks.org/blog/2015/10/15/an-interview-with-debra-busman


Like a woman

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.

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“’Like a woman’ is gritty but tender: charming in its immodesty and sinewy as a junkyard dog.”- Los Angeles Times

“Gut-wrenching tale… a laudable debut.” – Publishers Weekly

“Brilliant… this child Taylor will long remain with you, a worthy companion, breathing compassion and the extraordinary will to live.”  – Bettina Aptheker

“Busman makes her gritty characters’ experiences specific yet universal… the book’s no-holds-barred treatment of racism, abuse, sexual orientation, and living on the streets makes it timeless.” –Foreward Review

“Like a Woman mimics Taylor’s two sides; it is lyrically beautiful in its depictions of thoughts and feelings, while being abrasively blunt with dialogue and actions. The sum of the two is a breathtaking first novel.”-Read More at Shelf Awareness

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Via Publisher, Dzanc Books: 
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Fire & Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing

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Debra Busman, Fire and Ink Anthropology

The book celebrates a genre of writers who document injustice and imagine a future that embraces tolerance, peace and love. These authors believe literature has the power to save lives—and maybe the world. —Texas Observer

Fire and Ink is a powerful and impassioned anthology of stories, poems, interviews, and essays that confront some of the most pressing social issues of our day. Designed to inspire and inform,this collection embodies the concepts of “breaking silence,” “bearing witness,” resistance, and resilience. Beyond students and teachers, the book will appeal to all readers with a commitment to social justice.

Buy it from the publisher: University of Arizona Press Books