Short stories that explore the margins of trans lives in a transgressive and transformative way.
Following the success of All City, author (and baker) Alex DiFrancesco returns with a wry, dark, and risk-taking story collection that pushes the boundaries of transgender awareness and filial bonds. When the family moves into Chad's house on Lake Erie, 16-year-old Junie, who is transitioning, develops a hatred for their mother's boyfriend Chad. And here's where Sawyer's love for his father is put to the test, as he refuses to change the name of his boat from Sara to Sawyer. In some of these stories, DiFrancesco's willingness to enter violent and uncomfortable lands, testing the limits of what it means to be human, and then returning stronger and wiser or not returning at all as their characters surge forward into unknown spaces, is evident.
Publishers Weekly called DiFrancesco's debut novel All City (Seven Stories 2019) a "loving, grieving warning [that] thoughtfully traces the resilience, fragility, and joy of precarious communities in an immediate, compassionate voice." It was also named one of BookRiot's "Best Post-Apocalyptic Books of 2019," Entropy Mag's "Best of 2019,," and Largehearted Boy's "Favorite Novels of 2019."... Read More