For Today I Am a Boy

For Today I Am a Boy

Hardback (14 Jan 2014)

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Synopsis

"[A] sharply written debut…A coming-of-age tale for our time." -Seattle Times

At birth, Peter Huang is given the Chinese name Juan Chaun, "powerful king." To his parents, newly settled in small-town Ontario, he is the exalted only son in a sea of daughters, the one who will finally fulfill his immigrant father's dreams of Western masculinity. Peter and his sisters grow up in an airless house of order and obligation, though secrets and half-truths simmer beneath the surface. At the first opportunity, each of the girls lights out on her own. But for Peter, escape is not as simple as fleeing his parents' home. Though his father crowned him "powerful king," Peter knows otherwise. He knows he is really a girl. With the help of his far-flung sisters and the sympathetic souls he finds along the way, Peter inches ever closer to his own life, his own skin, in this darkly funny, emotionally acute, stunningly powerful debut. 

Book information

ISBN: 9780544034723
Publisher: HMH Books
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiii, 242
Weight: 454g
Height: 209mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 27mm