Trans Trans

Trans

A Memoir

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Publisher Description

“Powerful and engaging.” —New York Times
“Brutally honest and funny.” —Marie Claire
“A lyrical exploration of [Jacques’s] gender journey.” —Guardian

“A marvelously nuanced” transgender memoir, “brilliantly contextualized in the disparate worlds of pop culture, football, mass media, and the NHS” (Kate Bornstein, author of A Queer and Pleasant Danger).

In July 2012, aged 30, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery—a process she chronicled with unflinching honesty in a serialized national newspaper column. Trans tells of her life to the present moment: a story of growing up, of defining yourself, and of the rapidly changing world of gender politics.

Fresh from university, eager to escape a dead-end job, she launches a career as a writer in a publishing culture dominated by London cliques and still figuring out the impact of the Internet. She navigates the treacherous waters of a world where, even in the liberal and feminist media, transgender identities go unacknowledged, misunderstood or worse. Yet through art, film, music, politics and football, Jacques starts to become the person she had only imagined, and begins the process of transition. Interweaving the personal with the political, her memoir is a powerful exploration of debates that comprise trans politics, issues which promise to redefine our understanding of what it means to be alive.

Revealing, honest, humorous, and self-deprecating, Trans includes an epilogue with Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?, in which Jacques and Heti discuss the cruxes of writing and identity.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2015
September 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Verso Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
841.5
KB

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