Trans-sister Radio

Trans-sister Radio

A Novel

Book - 2001
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With Trans-Sister Radio , Chris Bohjalian, author of the bestselling novels  Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls , brings us a thought-provoking story about gender, love, and new relationships.

When Allison Banks develops a crush on Dana Stevens, she knows that he will give her what she needs most: attention, gentleness, kindness, passion. Her daughter, Carly, enthusiastically witnesses the change in her mother. But then a few months into their relationship, Dana tells Allison his secret: he has always been certain that he is a woman born into the wrong skin, and soon he will have a sex-change operation. Allison, overwhelmed by the depth of her passion, finds herself unable to leave Dana. By deciding to stay, she finds she must confront questions most people never even consider. Not only will her own life and Carly' s be irrevocably changed, she will have to contend with the outrage of a small Vermont community and come to terms with her lover's new body-hoping against hope that her love will transcend the physical.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, c2001
Edition: 1st Vintage Contempories ed
ISBN: 9780375705175
0375705171
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 21 cm

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SuzeParker
Nov 04, 2014

I'm a big Bohjalian fan, but not a raving fan of this book. Interesting subject matter, and the NPR context Bohjalian used lent the story a sense of credibility. However, the ending seemed implausible and, overall, I didn't find the story-telling all that riveting.

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