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Audre is the author or main character of the book. The book follows Audre from early childhood to adulthood, cataloguing her development and her relationships with women specifically. Audre is naturally creative, head strong, defiant, private and emotionally vulnerable. Her creativity comes out throughout the book, in her poetic writings and her attraction to the written word. She is headstrong, refusing to despair in a culture that despises her and speaking out against oppression when she can and living freely elsewhere when speaking out will do no good. She is defiant as well, because she ultimately refuses to be defined by those around her and stands out even among other lesbians and feminists as someone with her own, unique perspective. She consistently insists that she has something to contribute that no other has the same perspective. She is also private, particularly after Gennie's death and is...

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