9780312571658

Perfect Peace A Novel

  • ISBN 13:

    9780312571658

  • ISBN 10:

    0312571658

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/06/2011
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Summary

"The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family's attempt to grapple with their mother's desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have "When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, "You was born a boy. I "made "you a girl. But that ain't what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon' be a boy. It'll be a little strange at first, but you'll get used to it, and this'll be over after while." From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.

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