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    NATIONAL BEST SELLER •

    “An unforgettable portrait of three women, trans and cis, who wrestle with questions of motherhood and family making...Detransition, Baby might destroy your book club, but in a good way.” (Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl)

    “A tale of love, loss, and self-discovery as singular as it is universal, and all the sweeter for it.” (Entertainment Weekly)

    Longlisted for The Women’s Prize • Roxane Gay’s Audacious Book Club Pick • A Marie Claire Book Club Pick • New York Times Editors’ Choice

    Reese almost had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York City, a job she didn't hate. She had scraped together what previous generations of trans women could only dream of: a life of mundane, bourgeois comforts. The only thing missing was a child. But then her girlfriend, Amy, detransitioned and became Ames, and everything fell apart. Now Reese is caught in a self-destructive pattern: avoiding her loneliness by sleeping with married men.

    Ames isn't happy either. He thought detransitioning to live as a man would make life easier, but that decision cost him his relationship with Reese - and losing her meant losing his only family. Even though their romance is over, he longs to find a way back to her. When Ames's boss and lover, Katrina, reveals that she's pregnant with his baby - and that she's not sure whether she wants to keep it - Ames wonders if this is the chance he's been waiting for. Could the three of them form some kind of unconventional family - and raise the baby together?

    This provocative debut is about what happens at the emotional, messy, vulnerable corners of womanhood that platitudes and good intentions can't reach. Torrey Peters brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the most dangerous taboos around gender, sex, and relationships, gifting us a thrillingly original, witty, and deeply moving novel.

    ©2021 Torrey Peters (P)2021 Random House Audio

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    “I love Detransition, Baby for its wit, its irreverence. And I love it even more for its reverence - its reverence for the quest for womanhood, motherhood, selfhood. Torrey Peters evokes these characters with such fullness and compassion that they felt like dear friends to me. This is an important book, and I couldn’t put it down.” (Helen Phillips, author of The Need)

    Detransition, Baby updates and transcends (trans-scends!) the Sex and the City model, while fully delivering its many satisfactions! What an exciting time we are living in, to see our beloved literary forms expanded by so many new perspectives! . . . A noteworthy advance in the history of the novel!” (Elif Batuman, best-selling author of The Idiot

    “This book. This book. Torrey Peters just took everything that couldn’t be done and did it. Out of the vibrant particulars of trans experience, Detransition, Baby renews a fundamental novelistic ambition: to peel back the skin of social life and illuminate the captivating details of desire and family underneath. Plenty of books are good; this book is alive.” (Jordy Rosenberg, author of Confessions of the Fox)

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    • Autumn Barksdale
    • 25/01/2021

    Complicated

    I love what Peters is doing for trans women - which is writing us as complex, human, flawed characters while clearly articulating the real struggles of our experience. That being said, the plot requires a lot of mental gymnastics. The reader - while talented - seems to take away from the story at times and some words are occasionally butchered. Overall - this book serves its purpose as a love note to womanhood, especially trans womanhood.

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    • Ali & Karalyn
    • 17/03/2021

    Innovative trans narrative, sans transsexual spectacle

    This was such a breath of fresh air - the characters felt real to the Brooklyn queer scene and also, to my actual friends. Peters really highlighted complicated topics, feelings of worth, HIV stigma and social scene dynamics in accessible ways. Every character feels like a composite of someone I know or miss, I teared up at the nostalgia. My only request would have been for the author to read the Audible version.

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    • Writer
    • 17/03/2021

    Unique storyline, excellently written

    While I was pleased that this book was well written, containing words beyond those a fourth-grader uses, as in many titles, I thought some of the scenes were too long and drawn out. The story was not as much about the baby they were going to collaboratively raise, and more about the "trans" lifestyle and issues surrounding that. I would have had no issues with this topic, had it been billed as the plot. There were too many "transient" characters as well. I like to invest in the characters I read about. The way the chapters were named was interesting and ok to follow, but I would have preferred "name" chapters.

    I loved the chapter where they explore fostering/adopting, as an adoptive parent myself. I enjoyed Ch. 6/Three Years Before Conception, the best.

    As the story neared the end, it felt rushed, and the very ending was a bit confusing to me. I had to listen to it again to figure out what happens. It fell flat, in my opinion. The ending could have been so much more vivid, satisfying.

    Overall I'd say, give it a shot, for the difference in content vs what's out there. Oh, it does have a lot of adult language, okay for me, but if you're listening on Audible on speaker, be sure your kids aren't around.

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    • ABI
    • 01/03/2021

    Dragged on and on after promising start

    This book started off interesting and then DRAGGED ON AND ON. I was excited about the topic at first but could then barely force my way through to the end.

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    • Diny123
    • 08/05/2021

    No!!!

    this was good, even great at times.
    When I got to the end I literally screamed no.
    l wanted to know how the story ended.
    Felt robbed.
    How dare they take us into the heads and hearts of these characters then leave us to wonder.

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    • Jeannette
    • 02/05/2021

    Complex, wryly funny, and self-aware

    I really enjoyed this story. The characters feel real, with complex and sometimes unpleasant internal worlds and selfish motivations. But somehow, the author manages to make each of them relatable and human in their own struggle and occasional hypocrisy. There is a deep theme of introspecting about the queer experience, and how you feel about that probably depends on how interesting you find that topic. I think it's handled well and I was invested in understanding each character's journey.

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    • DANIEL
    • 29/04/2021

    ❤️❤️❤️

    This book is amazing. Perfect for immersing yourself in the lives of some interesting people. The perfect descriptions and engrossing conversational prose made this hard to take breaks from. I really hope people get this book and enjoy it.

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    • Michele Pattillo
    • 28/04/2021

    Totally a Waste of Time

    Unbelievable concept. This story left out too much of what was needed to pull off belief of storyline and not enough imagination in the right places. Waste of credits.

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    • Teh Micha
    • 27/04/2021

    Emotional Torture

    I'm a trans woman who just finished reading this book. It's a good book, and I would highly recommend it to any trans women who are interested in torturing themselves emotionally. I've also never felt so called out in my life.

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    • Pamela
    • 25/04/2021

    too graphic

    I did not enjoy it overall, parts were good but I got lost in the details several times.