The Golden Road by Caille Millner
Notes on My Gentrification

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The true story of a remarkable young woman's struggle to find a home in the world

Caille Millner is a rising star on the literary scene. A graduate of Harvard University, she was first published at age sixteen and was recently named one of Columbia Journalism Review's Ten Young Writers on the Rise. The Golden Road is Millner's clear-eyed and transfixing memoir. From her childhood in a Latino neighborhood in San Jose, California, and coming of age in a more affluent yet quietly hostile Silicon Valley suburb to a succession of imagined promised lands-Harvard, London, post-apartheid South Africa, New York City-this is the story of Millner's search for a place where she can define herself on her own terms and live a life that matters.

About Caille Millner

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Caille Millner is the coauthor of a previous book and is currently on the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle. She has also written for Newsweek, Essence, The Washington Post, and The Fader.
Published January 29, 2008 by Penguin Books. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Millner writes rather obliquely about her experiences and her occasionally bruising encounters with aspects of American culture: Concrete details take second place to feelings, and influential figures in her life are described in carefully crafted first-person essays.

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This memoir follows a young woman’s erratic maturation from working-class San Jose, where she was an African-American growing up in a predominantly Hispanic community, to Harvard and beyond — often to the back of beyond.

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Millner, who writes editorials for the San Francisco Chronicle, asks inconvenient questions wherever she goes: as a middle-class black girl in a Chicano neighborhood in San Jose, as one of the few blacks at a predominantly white high school in the Silicon Valley, as an activist at Harvar...

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