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Amateur A True Story About What Makes a Man

Hardback (02 Aug 2018) | English

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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

In this groundbreaking new book, Thomas Page McBee, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence.

Through his experience of boxing - learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body - McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a way forward: a new masculinity, inside the ring and out of it.

A graceful and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting and healing, in Amateur we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786890979
Publisher: Canongate Books
Imprint: Canongate
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.768092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 346g
Height: 145mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 26mm