By Casey Plett
11 distinctive brief tales that extend from a rural Canadian Mennonite city to a hipster homosexual bar in Brooklyn, that includes younger trans girls stumbling via loss, intercourse, harassment, and love.
These tales, glossy with whiskey and prairie sunsets, damn subways and overlooked cats, convey turning out to be up as a trans woman may be fascinating, humorous, problematical, or unhappy, yet by no means will or not it's predictable.
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A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett