LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021As heard on BBC Radio 4’s Front RowFebruary 2021 Book of the Month for Roxane Gay’s Book Club’Irresistible …
Detransition, Baby is the first great trans realist novel’ Grace Lavery, Guardian’A voraciously knowing, compulsively readable novel’ Chris Kraus’Tremendously funny and sexy as hell’ Juliet JacquesReese nearly had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York, a job she didn’t hate.
She’d scraped together a life previous generations of trans women could only dream of; the only thing missing was a child.
Then everything fell apart and three years on Reese is still in self-destruct mode, avoiding her loneliness by sleeping with married men. When her ex calls to ask if she wants to be a mother, Reese finds herself intrigued.
After being attacked in the street, Amy de-transitioned to become Ames, changed jobs and, thinking he was infertile, started an affair with his boss Katrina.
Now Katrina’s pregnant. Could the three of them form an unconventional family – and raise the baby together?