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Trans-Sister Radio

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

<P>Four people in a small Vermont village are about to have their livesinexorably intertwined by the uncertainties of love... and the apparentabsolutes of gender.</P><P>School teacher Allison Banks, the long-divorced mother of a teenager onthe cusp of college, has at last fallen in love. The object of herdesire? Dana Stevens, a professor at the nearby university and herinstructor for a summer film and literature course. Her daughter, Carly,watches with pleasure her mother's newfound happiness, but herex-husband, Will, the president of Vermont Public Radio, is jealous.Still secretly in love with his ex-wife, he finds himself increasinglyunsettled by the prospect of Allison's attachment to another man.</P><P>Yet Dana is unlike anyone Allison has ever been with: attentive, gentle,kind — and an exceptionally ardent lover. Moreover, it's clear thatDana cares just as deeply for Allison. The only stumbling block? Danahas known always that in actuality he is a woman — genitalia, plumbing,and perceptions be damned — and he will soon be having a sex changeoperation.</P><P>At first Allison runs, but overwhelmed by the depth of her passions, shereturns. But can the pair's love transcend both the biologic imperativesthat are their bodies, as well as their ingrained notions of sexualpreference? Moreover, can their love survive the outrage of the smallcommunity in which they live?</P><P>All four characters — Allison, Dana, Carly, and Will — narrate thiscompelling story, spinning a tale that will keep you turning the pageswith the eagerness we usually reserve for thrillers, while nodding inwonder at such a deeply moving and profoundly honest portrayal oflonging, love, and desire.</P>

Review:

"Inspired....[A] highly original novel....Impossible to put down." USA Today

Review:

"Transsexuality goes mainstream in this Scarlet Letter for a softer, gentler but more complicated age....Bohjalian humanizes the transsexual community and explains the complexities of sex and gender in an accessible, evenhanded fashion, making a valuable contribution to a dialogue of social and political import." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Review:

"Bohjalian has...written an interesting [and] ultimately, a quite daring novel, and a worthy successor to Midwives. Like that novel, Trans-Sister Radio challenges readers' most dearly held notions of biological reality." The Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"Set your dial to Trans-Sister Radio for a thoughtful and provocative read, and when you want more after you finish, tune into Bohjalian's earlier books, which are as well written." Nancy E. Young, BUST Magazine

Review:

"Provocative and insightful, this gender-bending novel will make readers question what it means to be a man or a woman, and how strongly these identities are influenced by biological and cultural pressures." Bonnie Johnston, Booklist

Synopsis:

With her daughter about to leave for college, fortysomething Alison Banks enrolls in a local college course to take her mind off things and finds herself falling for her instructor, Dana, a man who later confides that he wants to have a sex-change operation. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

With Trans-Sister Radio, Chris Bohjalian,

About the Author

Chris Bohjalian is the author of Midwives, which was an Oprah's Book Club selection. He lives in Lincoln, Vermont, with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400032983
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Gender identity
Author:
Chris Bohjalian
Author:
Bohjalian, Chris A.
Author:
Christopher A. Bohjalian
Author:
Bohjalian, Christopher A.
Subject:
Transvestites
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
General
Subject:
Divorced people
Subject:
Transsexuals
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010814
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Contemporary

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Product details 368 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9781400032983 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Inspired....[A] highly original novel....Impossible to put down."
"Review" by , "Transsexuality goes mainstream in this Scarlet Letter for a softer, gentler but more complicated age....Bohjalian humanizes the transsexual community and explains the complexities of sex and gender in an accessible, evenhanded fashion, making a valuable contribution to a dialogue of social and political import."
"Review" by , "Bohjalian has...written an interesting [and] ultimately, a quite daring novel, and a worthy successor to Midwives. Like that novel, Trans-Sister Radio challenges readers' most dearly held notions of biological reality."
"Review" by , "Set your dial to Trans-Sister Radio for a thoughtful and provocative read, and when you want more after you finish, tune into Bohjalian's earlier books, which are as well written."
"Review" by , "Provocative and insightful, this gender-bending novel will make readers question what it means to be a man or a woman, and how strongly these identities are influenced by biological and cultural pressures."
"Synopsis" by , With her daughter about to leave for college, fortysomething Alison Banks enrolls in a local college course to take her mind off things and finds herself falling for her instructor, Dana, a man who later confides that he wants to have a sex-change operation. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , With Trans-Sister Radio, Chris Bohjalian,
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