Chris Bohjalian

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Trans-Sister Radio

book | Fiction | 2000
World → Vintage

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, 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 Carly’s be irrevocably changed, she will have to contend with the outrage of a small Vermont community and come to terms with her lover’s new body–hoping against hope that her love will transcend the physical


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Trans-Sister Radio

Trans-Sister Radio … bears Bohjalian's hallmark: ordinary people in heartbreaking circumstances behaving with grace and dignity …. Speaks directly to the heart
San Francisco Chronicle

Inspired …. (a) highly original novel …. Impossible to put down
USA Today

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.
Philadelphia Inquirer

An insightful look at love and sexuality … with great compassion and insight
Los Angeles Times

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