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Book Title: Flamboyant|
The author of the book: Elizabeth Swados
ISBN 13: 9780312195472
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 18.78 MB
Edition: Picador USA
Date of issue: September 1st 1998
Read full description of the books Flamboyant:When Chana Landau Begins To Teach at Manhattan's Harvey Milk High School, she leaves the protection of her familiar, safe world -- a traditional Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn -- for a school that embodies everything she has been forbidden to experience. In a hostile classroom filled with sexually "different" teens, street kids, and drug addicts, Chana's one support is Flamboyant. Flamboyant is a fifteen-year-old prostitute, who claims to be half-Jewish and is an accomplished writer. When appearances prove to be deceptive, the inexperienced teacher must confront a profound crisis in her faith in God and the principles of her religion.With insight, warmth, and humor, Elizabeth Swados creates a unique and memorable friendship between two very different people bound together by their common characteristics of the heart.
Read information about the authorElizabeth Swados (February 5, 1951 – January 5, 2016) was an American writer, composer, musician and theatre director. While some of her subject matter is humorous, such as her satirical look at Ronald Reagan (Rap Master Ronnie) and Doonesbury — both collaborations with Garry Trudeau — much of her work deals with darker issues such as racism, murder and mental illness.
Born February 5, 1951 in Buffalo, New York, Swados wrote about her life in her 1991 autobiography, The Four of Us, A Family Memoir, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Her father, Robert O. Swados, was a successful attorney who helped Seymour H. Knox III convert the local Buffalo Sabres hockey club into a full National Hockey League team. His autobiography, Counsel in the Crease: A Big League Player in the Hockey Wars was published by Prometheus Books in 2005.
Her mother struggled with depression, while her older brother (and only sibling) Lincoln developed schizophrenia. Her mother committed suicide in 1974, and Lincoln died in 1989. Swados suffered from depression, a condition she discussed in her book, My Depression: A Picture Book.
She studied music at Bennington College in Vermont, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973. In 1980, the Hobart and William Smith College awarded her an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters.
Swados died from complications following surgery for esophageal cancer on January 5, 2016. She was 64.
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