Cover image here: http://preview.tinyurl.com/jvk5gop
Thanks again to gypsysmom - I was inspired to read this fascinating book by this Canada Reads thread: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/502888
The story takes place mostly in Labrador, but also in Newfoundland, so that should cover this province. :)
Talk about questions you really, really hope you'll never have to answer: what do you do if your child is born a hermaphrodite? Do you raise a boy? A girl? A little of both? When Jacinta & Treadway's baby is born in a small town in Labrador in 1968, Treadway decides that the infant will be a boy named Wayne, but Jacinta is never fully comfortable with that decision. The child Wayne is not aware of his ambiguous past, but his feminine side is never truly absent. As he grows up, he learns more about himself and tries to discover who he really is.
Progress map from http://douweosinga.com/projects