Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (Paperback)

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (Paperback)


The paperback edition of the phenomenal Detransition, Baby!!! 


Thanks to our friends at Serpent's Tail publishers, buy your copy from Gay's the Word (either online or in-person, and you get this free, highly coveted Detransition, Baby tote bag!!!! Limited stock, available while supply lasts! 


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?





'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

  • Details

    Imprint: Serpent's Tail

    Publication Date: 5/1/22

    ISBN: 9781788167222

    Type: Paperback

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