August 29 1959, Hebe, a twelve-year-old, half European, half Native American, marries a count in Brookline Massachusetts. But her classicst, racist alcoholic family make this anything but a fairy tale. The book follows her across the country from Cambridge, Mass to San Diego, Mexico and back again as she drinks, falls in love, gets arrested and experiences life with a quirky cast of European nobles and American beatniks. Hebe Jeebie is about taking charge of your life and getting on with it.
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One reader said, "Hebe is a must read for anyone who has been a child,"and we agree. It bears the unforgettable stamp of authenticity, of painful truth. Winchinchala has told this story without sentimentality, in an almost brutal objectivity. It starts slowly and builds into an intense and sensual depiction of a special world which flaunts her filmmaker's background. We are certain to hear more from her.From the Author:
I can't help observing people and how they relate to one another. After all I grew up in a multi-racial, multi-cultural environment and traveled the world. I confess; I am a happy voyeur. That's part of what motivated me to study anthropology and later film making at Columbia. I derive a deep satisfaction from relating what I see, humans being humans. The contradictions are what get me, how often we impart kindness on strangers and pain on those close to us. Many people come from families where they were neither wanted nor loved. Some get away; some don't. Hebe did. Hebe Jeebie is about getting a clue, letting go, keeping on.
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