Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
A uniquely trans take on love, motherhood, and those exes who you just can't quit (and one of our most loved bestsellers of 2021).
Reese 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?
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021
'So good I want to scream.' - Carmen Maria Machado
'A voraciously knowing, compulsively readable novel.' - Chris Kraus
'Tremendously funny and sexy as hell.' - Juliet Jacques
'I loved this very smart book from start to finish, with its beautifully drawn, complicated, and winning characters.' - Madeleine Miller
'Riveting, insightful, and very funny ... an unforgettable portrait of three women, trans and cis, who wrestle with questions of motherhood and family-making. Destined to be a 21st century classic, Detransition, Baby will definitely keep you up late and might destroy your book club, but in a good way.' - Andrea Lawlor
'Ferociously smart and fearlessly queer ... this enthralling, extraordinary book is as queer as Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor, and as sharp as Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life. Superb.' ― Uli Lenart, Attitude
'Detransition, Baby is somehow both biting and deeply tender all at once... and feels up-to-the-second relevant. A lot of people recommended this book to me, and I will be recommending it to many, many others, queer, trans, straight, cis.' - Amelia Abraham
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Publication Date: 5/1/22