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When Cris Beam moved to Los Angeles, she thought she might volunteer just a few hours at a school for gay and transgender kids. Instead, she found herself drawn deeply into the pained and powerful group of transgirls she discovered. Transparent introduces four: Christina, Dominique, Foxxjazell, and Ariel. As they accept Cris into their world, she shows it to us a dizzying mix of familiar teenage cliques and crushes and far less familiar challenges, such as how to morph your body on a few dollars a day. Funny, heartbreaking, defiant, and sometimes defeated, the girls form a singular community. But they struggle valiantly to resolve the gap between the way they feel inside and the way the world sees them and who among us can t identify with that? Beam s astute reporting, sensitive writing, and passionate engagement with her characters place this book in the ranks of the very best narrative nonfiction."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780156033770
ISBN-10: 0156033771
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 23mm)
Pages: 323
Imprint: Harvest Books
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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