By Aleshia Brevard

Trey Bilbo spent his youth on a Tennessee farm, the son of a loving Appalachian-born mom and blue-blooded father. younger, good-looking, and proficient, he wins an paintings tuition scholarship that takes him to San Francisco. He reveals himself a reasonable position to stay within the nefarious Tenderloin district, the place he's befriended by way of a male road hustler with an inherent ability for style layout, a Cajun stripper who plays along with his puppy boa, and an collection of Sixties social activists.

Trey experiments with a number of personas in his look for identity—as the boy-toy of a filthy rich male artwork gourmet, the husband of a pregnant pal, an best friend to a transsexual haute couture model—all the whereas suffering to discover himself. Does drowsing with one other guy suggest he’s homosexual? Why does that suppose no longer rather correct? during this coming-of-age novel, Trey Bilbo wrestles with probing questions on his sexual uncertainty, as he revisits a few of the San Francisco haunts and wilder facets of streets that Ms. Brevard herself knew in her pre-gender-transitioning days.

Author Aleshia Brevard transitioned from male to lady in 1962, no longer lengthy after intercourse switch surgical procedure, because it used to be referred to as then, turned on hand. within the years when you consider that, she has frequently questioned what lifestyles as a boy could have been if gender reassignment had no longer been attainable. This novel is her answer.

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