For Today I Am a Boy
For Today I Am a Boy
A Novel
Kim Fu



Peter Huang and his sisters—elegant Adele, shrewd Helen, and Bonnie the bon vivant—grow up in a house of many secrets, then escape the confines of small-town Ontario and spread from Montreal to California to Berlin. Peter's own journey is obstructed by playground bullies, masochistic lovers, Christian ex-gays, and the ever-present shadow of his Chinese father.

At birth, Peter had been given the Chinese name juan chaun, powerful king. The exalted only son in the middle of three daughters, Peter was the one who would finally embody his immigrant father's ideal of power and masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he is certain he is a girl.

Sensitive, witty, and stunningly assured, Kim Fu's debut novel lays bare the costs of forsaking one's own path in deference to one laid out by others. For Today I Am a Boy is a coming-of-age tale like no other, and marks the emergence of an astonishing new literary voice.

Title For Today I Am a Boy
Subtitle A Novel
Author Kim Fu
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Title First Published 14 January 2014
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0544034724
ISBN-13 9780544034723
Publication Date 14 January 2014
Main content page count 256
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $23.00
 


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