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Detransition, Baby

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Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
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Jan 12, 2021 | ISBN 9780593133378

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“This is true. It’s the smartest novel I’ve read in ages. I wish I could figure out how it manages to be utterly savage & lacerating while also conveying endlessly expanding compassion. It’s kind of a miracle.”—Garth Greenwell

“Dynamic and vibrant, Detransition, Baby is a fiercely confident novel.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“Funny and gossipy and insightful and cutting and absolutely delicious, all while tackling issues from a lens that has been missing from the literary world for way too long.”Refinery29

“A huge, funny, heartbreaking romp of a book.”Observer

“Ambitious, funny, and alive . . . Peters centers trans women’s voices, and explores, with wit and compassion, the complexities and truths of their lives.”The Rumpus

“[An] electrifying debut . . .  In this compassionate, gut-punching story, Peters leans all the way into the tragicomedy of how families and identities are formed, making for a deeply searching novel that resists easy answers.”Esquire

“This emotionally devastating, culturally specific, endlessly intelligent novel is . . . really, really funny.”Austostraddle

“Detransition, Baby arrived with a tremendous weight of expectations on it. It lives up to them… a terrific read, one that looks at the trans experience in modern America unflinchingly.”Vox
“. . . Devastating, hilarious, touching, timely . . . this is an acutely intelligent story about womanhood, parenthood and all the possibilities that lie within.”—BookPage (starred review)

“‘Whip-smart’ is just one of the many flattering adjectives and fawning superlatives people are going to overuse for this wise book by a glamorous, fascinating woman, and who can blame them? Its incisive exploration of chasers, divorce, trauma, queer parenting, and detransition itself is going to play a role in defining the literature of 2021 and beyond.”The Millions

“Peters’s soap opera-meets-modern-cultural-analysis is witty, emotional, and eye-opening.”People

“Irresistible . . . Witty, elegant and rigorously plotted.”The Guardian

“This conversation-shifting, taboo-busting novel . . . should be on your reading list. It’s an exuberant novel of ideas, desire and life’s messy ironies.”Evening Standard

“Smart, funny, and bighearted. . . . Trans women will be matching their experiences against Reese’s, but so will cis women—and so will anyone with an interest in the human condition.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“I love Detransition, Baby for its wit, its irreverence. And I love it even more for its reverence—its reverence for the quest for womanhood, motherhood, selfhood. This is an important book, and I couldn’t put it down.”—Helen Phillips, author of The Need

“Writing with alarming insight, Torrey Peters captures the grandiose, heartfelt and sometimes mangled aspirations of queer and trans people facing an unprecedented array of personal choice.”—Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick

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