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For Today I Am A Boy

CAA Emerging Writer Award - Winner

Kobo Emerging Writer Prize - Shortlisted

About the Book

The universally acclaimed debut novel from a powerful new voice in literary fiction.

At birth, Peter Huang is given the Chinese name juan chaun, meaning powerful king. He is the exalted only son in a family of daughters; the one who will finally fulfill his father's dreams of western masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he knows that he is a girl.

Peter and his sisters-the elegant Adele, the shrewd Helen, and Bonnie, the bon vivant-grow up in a house of many secrets, then escape the confines of small-town Ontario and spread from Montreal to California to Berlin. Peter's own journey is obstructed by playground bullies, masochistic lovers, Christian ex-gays and the ever-present shadow of his father.

Sensitive, witty and stunningly assured, Kim Fu's debut novel is a coming-of-age tale like no other and marks the emergence of an astonishing new Canadian literary voice. Both lyrical and steely-eyed, For Today I Am a Boy shows us an unforgettable struggle: that of a woman in the body of a Chinese Canadian man.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443412650
  • ISBN 10: 1443412651
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 02/17/2015
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 16.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / General

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