A Novel

Book - 2015
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Lum has always been on the outside. At eight, she was diagnosed with what we now call an intersex condition and is told she can't expect to marry. Now, at thirty-three, she has no home of her own but is shuttled from one relative's house to another--valued for her skills, but never treated like a true member of the family. Everything is turned upside down, however, when the Blue Ridge Parkway is slated to come through her family's farmland. As people take sides in the fight, the community begins to tear apart--culminating in an act of violence and subsequent betrayal by opponents of the new road. However, the Parkway brings opportunities as well as loss.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781631520037
Branch Call Number: FIC WARE 2015
Characteristics: 215 pages ; 22 cm


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May 25, 2016

I was lucky enough to get this book as an ARC (advanced readers copy) Lum is born both female and male, and is told she should never get married. She is moved from one siblings house to the other, and used as a servant. She has a collection of cards, depicting different side show attractions. These she pretends are real friends. I recommend this book for anyone.


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