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Downeast : five Maine girls and the unseen story of rural America / Gigi Georges.

Author/Creator:
Georges, Gigi, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 268 pages : map ; 22 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Teenage girls -- Maine -- Washington County.
Young women -- Maine -- Washington County.
Washington County (Me.) -- Rural conditions.
Washington County (Me.) -- Economic conditions.
Economic history.
Rural conditions.
Teenage girls.
Young women.
Maine -- Washington County.
Summary:
A chronicle based on four years of reporting follows five teenage girls as they come of age in one of the most challenging and geographically isolated regions on the Eastern seaboard--Washington County, Maine.
Washington County, Maine. Willow, Vivian, Mckenna, Audrey, and Josie are teenage girls caught between tradition and transformation in this remote region. For four years Georges followed their journeys of heartbreak and hope in uncertain times: the pain and joy of life in a region whose rugged beauty and stoicism mask dwindling populations, vanishing job opportunities, and pervasive opioid addiction. Their stories remind us of the value of timeless ideals: strength of family and community, reverence for nature's rule, dignity in cracked hands and muddied shoes, and the enduring power of home. -- adapted from jacket
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. One Daybreak
ch. 1 The Downeast Life
ch. 2 Beginnings
ch. 3 Girls Gone Fishing
ch. 4 Pillars
ch. 5 Reverence
ch. 6 On the Horizon
pt. Two Dilemmas
ch. 7 The Game Changers
ch. 8 Frannie
ch. 9 Half-hearted Tragedy
ch. 10 Upwind
ch. 11 Digging for Gold
pt. Three Across the Bridge
ch. 12 Home
ch. 13 Adrift
ch. 14 Searching
ch. 15 Moneyball
ch. 16 Soaring
pt. Four The Way Life Should Be
ch. 17 Powered by Lobsters
ch. 18 Beyond the Sunrise Trail
ch. 19 Something Better
ch. 20 Regaining Faith
ch. 21 Fighting Back
ch. 22 Anchored
ch. 23 Found.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-257) and index.
ISBN:
9780062984456
0062984454
OCLC:
1251801766