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Little Fish took me into its arms and swallowed me until I disappeared completely, only to spit me out again with all my secrets laid bare under the piercing moonlight of Casey Plett's words. No other book has felt so fully like an author dipping their pen into the well of my soul; no other book has been this overwhelming.
Little Fish took me into it's arms and swallowed me whole, until I disappeared completely, only to spit me out again with all my secrets laid bare under the piercing moonlight of Casey Plett's words. No other book has felt so fully like an author dipping their pen into the ink of my soul; no other book has been this overwhelming.
WINNER, Lambda Literary Award; Firecracker Award for Fiction; $60,000 Amazon Canada First Novel Award In this extraordinary debut novel by the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning story collection A Safe Girl to Love, Wendy Reimer is a thirty-year-old trans woman who comes across evidence that her late grandfather--a devout Mennonite farmer--might have been transgender himself. At first she dismisses this revelation, having other problems at hand, but as she and her friends struggle to cope with the challenges of their increasingly volatile lives--from alcoholism, to sex work, to suicide--Wendy is drawn to the lost pieces of her grandfather's life, becoming determined to unravel the mystery of his truth. Alternately warm-hearted and dark-spirited, desperate and mirthful, Little Fish explores the winter of discontent in the life of one transgender woman as her past and future become irrevocably entwined.
About the Author
Casey Plett is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning short story collection A Safe Girl to Love and co-editor of the anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers. She wrote a column on transitioning for McSweeney's Internet Tendency and her reviews and essays have appeared in such venues as The New York Times ArtsBeat. She is also the publicity and marketing coordinator for the publishing house Biblioasis.