Description of the Book Cover

The book cover of Terry Galloway's "Mean Little deaf Queer," is an picture of Terry at five years old, wearing an oversized cowboy hat, overalls, a red flannel shirt, dusty leather cowboy books and holding a pint-sized guitar. She is standing amid a typical West Texas landscape -- the backyard of her grandparents' oil company-owned home, treeless, grassless. The land is hard packed red-clay. Behind her, in the distance, are a cluster of other modest, white-clapboard company-owned homes.