For today I am a boy

For today I am a boy

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Synopsis

Finding one's place in the world can be hard, but sometimes even more elusive, is finding where you fit in your family.Peter Huang and his sisters-elegant Adele, 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. Peter's own journey is obstructed by playground bullies, masochistic lovers, Christian ex-gays, and the ever-present shadow of his Chinese father.At birth, Peter had been given the Chinese name juan chaun, powerful king. The exalted only son in the middle of three daughters, Peter was the one who would finally embody his immigrant father's ideal of power and masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he is certain he is a girl.Drawing comparisons from Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex to the work of Amy Tan. Sensitive, witty, and stunningly assured, Kim Fu's debut novel lays bare the costs of forsaking one's own path in deference to one laid out by others.

Book information

ISBN: 9781742758176
Publisher: Random House Australia
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 256
Weight: -1g