15.17 Kim Fu For Today I Am a Boy

ISBN 13: 9780544538528

For Today I Am a Boy

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9780544538528: For Today I Am a Boy

Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, Winner
2015 PEN/ Hemingway Award, Finalist
Lambda Literary Award, Finalist
Longlisted for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection for Spring 2014
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice
Shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize


"[A] sharply written debut...A coming-of-age tale for our time." —Seattle Times


At birth, Peter Huang is given the Chinese name Juan Chaun, “powerful king.” To his parents, newly settled in small-town Ontario, he is the exalted only son in a sea of daughters, the one who will finally fulfill his immigrant father’s dreams of Western masculinity. Peter and his sisters grow up in an airless house of order and obligation, though secrets and half-truths simmer beneath the surface. At the first opportunity, each of the girls lights out on her own. But for Peter, escape is not as simple as fleeing his parents’ home. Though his father crowned him “powerful king,” Peter knows otherwise. He knows he is really a girl. With the help of his far-flung sisters and the sympathetic souls he finds along the way, Peter inches ever closer to his own life, his own skin, in this darkly funny, emotionally acute, stunningly powerful debut.  
 
“Sensitively wrought . . . For Today I Am a Boy is as much about the construction of self as the consequences of its unwitting destruction—and what happens when its acceptance seems as foreign as another country.” —New York Times Book Review

“Subtle and controlled, with flashes of humor and warmth.”
Slate

“Keeps you reading. Told in snatches of memory that hurt so much they have the ring of truth.”
Bust magazine

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HMH hardcover, 2014, previous ISBN 978-0-544-03472-3

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 A fiercely assured debut novel about four second-generation Chinese sisters, one of whom happens to be a boy

At birth, Peter Huang is given the Chinese name Juan Chaun, powerful king. To his parents, newly settled in small-town Ontario, he is the exalted only son in a sea of daughters, the one who will finally fulfill his immigrant father’s dreams of Western masculinity.

Peter and his sisters—elegant Adele, shrewd Helen, and Bonnie the bon vivant—grow up in an airless house of order and obligation, though secrets and half-truths simmer beneath the surface. At the first opportunity, each of the girls lights out on her own—scattering to Montreal, California, and Berlin. But for Peter, escape is not as simple as fleeing his parents’ home. Though his father crowned him “powerful king,” Peter knows otherwise. He knows he is really a girl.

Caught in the no-man’s land between his dreams for himself and the demands imposed on him, Peter’s coming-of-age is a gauntlet of playground bullies, sadistic lovers, Christian ex-gays. But then, after many lonely years, with the help of his far-flung sisters and a young man named John, Peter finds himself inching closer to inhabiting his own life, his own skin.

Darkly funny, emotionally acute, stunningly powerful, Kim Fu’s debut novel lays bare the costs of forsaking one’s own path in deference to one laid out by others. For Today I Am a Boy is an unforgettable examination of how we find our true selves, and marks the emergence of a strikingly fresh literary voice.

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