With Trans-Sister Radio, Chris
Bohjalian, author of the bestseller Midwives, again confronts his very
human characters with issues larger than themselves, here tackling the
explosive issue of gender.
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, and 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
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