Detransition, Baby

Author(s): Torrey Peters

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A uniquely trans take on love, motherhood, and those exes who you just can't quit.


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?

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Longlist - Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

Peters confronts the unruliness of our desires, and our vitality as we struggle within their limits ... a dishy, engrossing new novel --New Yorker

Irresistible ... Perhaps Detransition, Baby is the first great trans realist novel? Witty, elegant and rigorously plotted, Peters's book breezily plays with the structural conventions of literary realism ... Peters's novel approaches the well trodden topic of baby fever, and although it renders the specificity of trans community and subjectivity in vivid, electric prose, its real appeal is much wider. -- Grace Lavery, Guardian

Torrey Peters lives in Brooklyn and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth. She is the author of two novellas, Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones and The Masker. @torreypeters

General Fields

  • : 9781788167208
  • : Serpent's Tail Limited
  • : Serpent's Tail Limited
  • : November 2020
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  • : March 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Torrey Peters
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 352