The Golden Road: Notes on My Gentrification (Paperback)
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 the Author
Caille Millner was first published at age sixteen and recently named one of Columbia Journalism Review's Ten Young Writers on the Rise. She is the co-author of The Promise: How One Woman Made Good on her Extraordinary Pact to Send a Classroom of First Graders to College and her work also appeared in Children of the Dream: Our Own Stories of Growing Up Black In America. She's received the Rona Jaffe Fiction Award, as well as prizes from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, the National Press Club and the New York Black Journalists Association. Currently on the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle, she has also written for Newsweek, Essence, The Washington Post and The Fader.
"A sharp-minded, elegantly written memoir . . . Frank and dryly humorous."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Intriguing . . . Millner's searingly honest Road takes readers into a little-known experience."
"[Millner's] clear-eyed, breezy recollections, delivered with a light touch, win us over."
-The New York Times Book Review