By Aleshia Brevard

Trey Bilbo spent his adolescence on a Tennessee farm, the son of a loving Appalachian-born mom and blue-blooded father. younger, good-looking, and gifted, he wins an paintings college scholarship that takes him to San Francisco. He reveals himself a cheap position to reside within the nefarious Tenderloin district, the place he's befriended by means of a male road hustler with an inherent ability for type layout, a Cajun stripper who plays along with his puppy boa, and an collection of Nineteen Sixties social activists.

Trey experiments with numerous personas in his look for identity—as the boy-toy of a filthy rich male artwork gourmet, the husband of a pregnant buddy, an best friend to a transsexual haute couture model—all the whereas suffering to discover himself. Does dozing with one other guy suggest he’s homosexual? Why does that believe now not particularly correct? during this coming-of-age novel, Trey Bilbo wrestles with probing questions on his sexual uncertainty, as he revisits a few of the San Francisco haunts and wilder aspects of streets that Ms. Brevard herself knew in her pre-gender-transitioning days.

Author Aleshia Brevard transitioned from male to lady in 1962, no longer lengthy after intercourse switch surgical procedure, because it used to be referred to as then, grew to become on hand. within the years due to the fact that, she has frequently questioned what lifestyles as a boy could have been if gender reassignment had now not been attainable. This novel is her answer.

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