For Today I Am a Boy

For Today I Am a Boy

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A New York Times Book Review Editors ChoiceFinalist for the Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer AwardA Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers SelectionLonglisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel PrizeThe universally acclaimed debut novel from a powerful new voice in literary fiction.At birth, Peter Huang is given the Chinese name juan chaun, meaning powerful king. He is the exalted only son in a family of daughters; the one who will finally fulfill his fathers dreams of western masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he knows that he is a girl.Peter and his sisters—the elegant Adele, the shrewd Helen, and Bonnie, the bon vivant—grow up in a house of many secrets, then escape the confines of small-town Ontario and spread from Montreal to California to Berlin. Peters own journey is obstructed by playground bullies, masochistic lovers, Christian ex-gays and the ever-present shadow of his father.Sensitive, witty and stunningly assured, Kim Fus debut novel is a coming-of-age tale like no other and marks the emergence of an astonishing new Canadian literary voice. Both lyrical and steely-eyed, For Today I Am a Boy shows us an unforgettable struggle: that of a woman in the body of a Chinese Canadian man.

Book information

ISBN: 9781443412667
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Imprint: HarperCollins Canada
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Number of pages: 256
Weight: -1g