Casey remains one of THE authors to read if you want to understand the interior lives of trans women in this century.” — Meredith Russo, author of If I Was Your Girl
Award-winning novelist Casey Plett returns with a poignant suite of stories that center transgender women.
A Dream of a Woman is Plett’s first book of short stories since her seminal 2014 collection A Safe Girl to Love. Centred on transgender women seeking stable, adult lives, A Dream of a Woman finds quiet truths in prairie high-rises and New York City warehouses, in freezing Canadian winters and drizzly Oregon days.
In “Hazel and Christopher,” two childhood friends reconnect as adults after one of them has transitioned. In “Perfect Places,” a woman grapples with undesirability as she navigates fetish play with a man. In “Couldn’t Hear You Talk Anymore,” the narrator reflects on her tumultuous life and what might have been as she recalls tender moments with another trans woman.
An ethereal meditation on partnership, sex, addiction, romance, groundedness, and love, the stories in A Dream of a Woman buzz with quiet intensity and the intimate complexities of being human.
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Calgary Public Library