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With Trans-Sister Radio, Chris Bohjalian, author of the bestseller Midwives, again confronts his very human characters with issues larger than themselves, here tackling the explosive issue of gender.

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, and 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 Carlys be irrevocably changed, she will have to contend with the outrage of a small Vermont community and come to terms with her lovers new body-hoping against hope that her love will transcend the physical.

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 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.

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Krista Smith-Moroziuk, June 21, 2009 (view all comments by Krista Smith-Moroziuk)
You will not be able to put this one down. Chris Bohjalian's writing is captivating. The characters come alive, and the story grips you.
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pktwig, January 4, 2009 (view all comments by pktwig)
This was my favorite pick for our book group last year. I've been a big fan of Bohalian for years, my love started with Midwives. This is definitely my favorite of his work so far. The empathy he uses to provide insight to each of the characters feelings ad reactions is a delight to read. This novel is incredibly graphic in both its detailed descriptions of surgery as well as in sexual content -but I was never offended, it felt like I was gaining insight to my own body by reading about Dana's body. Highly recommended!!
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JosephineS, January 15, 2008 (view all comments by JosephineS)
I also want to add one thing to comment when i was 10 years old i like dressing up as a girl by puting on a dress and other clothes my mother owned including high heels and, pantyhose oh yes i have clothes and, accessories of my very own today, now i'm done i said everything i wanted to say.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375705175
Author:
Bohjalian, Chris A.
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Chris Bohjalian
Author:
Bohjalian, Chris A.
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
Transsexuals
Subject:
Transvestites
Subject:
Divorced people
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;transgender;gender;vermont;sexuality;trans;family;transsexual;relationships;romance;love;novel;queer;contemporary fiction
Subject:
fiction;transgender;gender;vermont;sexuality;family;trans;transsexual;relationships;romance;love;novel;queer;lgbt;contemporary fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 63
Publication Date:
August 14, 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.12x5.25x.91 in. .68 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375705175 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 Trans-Sister Radio, Chris Bohjalian,
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