Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir

Category: Book
By (author): Thom, Kai Cheng
Subject:  QUEER & TRANS / Non-Fiction
Publisher: Metonymy Press
Published: November 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 8.00in x 5.25in x 0.43in
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From The Publisher*Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir is the highly sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents' abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom. Striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger-than-life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the Street of Miracles. Under the wings of this fierce and fabulous flock, the protagonist blossoms into the woman she has always dreamed of being, with a little help from the unscrupulous Doctor Crocodile. When one of their number is brutally murdered, she joins her sisters in forming a vigilante gang to fight back against the transphobes, violent johns, and cops that stalk the Street of Miracles. But when things go terribly wrong, she must find the truth within herself in order to stop the violence and discover what it really means to grow up and find your family.
Review Quote*"The first lie is that this book is a memoir, the second is that it is not. This is something new, a gorgeous genre breaker, weaving prose, poetry, life lived and dreamt-an incantatory and yes fabulous ode to trans girls of colour, and if you read it right, a DIY instruction manual for changing your sex and the world, a fairy tale for brown girl revolutionaries, sex workers, lovers." -Trish Salah, author of Lyric Sexology Vol. 1