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Annabel / Kathleen Winter
Bib ID 5481324
Format BookBook
Author
Winter, Kathleen
 
Description London : Jonathan Cape, 2011 
461 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780224091275
0224091271
Summary

In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador in the far north-east of Canada, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. Only three people share the secret - the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to go through surgery and raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-male hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self - a girl he thinks of as 'Annabel' - is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life.

Subjects Intersex people -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Labrador -- Fiction.  |  Intersex people -- Psychology -- Fiction.  |  Gender identity -- Fiction.  |  Psychological fiction.

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