Annabel

by Kathleen Winter | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 080217082X Global Overview for this book
Registered by klaradyn of Praha, Praha Czech Republic on 8/10/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Product description from amazon.com:

In 1968, into the devastating, spare atmosphere of the remote coastal town of Labrador, Canada, a child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor fully girl, but both at once. Only three people are privy to the secret—the baby’s parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbor and midwife, Thomasina. Though Treadway makes the difficult decision to raise the child as a boy named Wayne, the women continue to quietly nurture the boy’s female side. And as Wayne grows into adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting society of his father, his shadow-self, a girl he thinks of as “Annabel,” is never entirely extinguished. Kathleen Winter has crafted a literary gem about the urge to unveil mysterious truth in a culture that shuns contradiction, and the body’s insistence on coming home. A daringly unusual debut full of unforgettable beauty, Annabel introduces a remarkable new voice to American readers.

Released 7 yrs ago (8/23/2011 UTC) at A Touch of Madness, Nuttall Rd in Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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This evening at the OBCZ.

Journal Entry 3 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Picked up at A Touch of Madness in Observatory. I saw the release note earlier today and was hoping it might still be there. Thanks, klaradyn.

This link in a book's journey is dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth, a remarkable woman whose life we celebrated tonight at A Touch of Madness.

Journal Entry 4 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Tuesday, November 15, 2011
An important story, told beautifully and with understanding and realism. The author manages to portray convincingly and without prejudice how each of the main characters experiences and deals with the circumstances.

Important, because there is so much ignorance about intersexed people. A recent example was Caster Semenya, the South African middle-distance runner. South African and international sports administration bodies and a host of others appeared to try and outdo each other in handling the matter appallingly.

A good place to start learning more about the subject: Organisation Intersex International.

Extract from the book (p26): "That baby is all right the way it is. There's enough room in this world."

Shortlist: Orange Prize for Fiction 2011.

Journal Entry 5 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (1/26/2012 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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Read and Release!

Given to windpomp.

Journal Entry 6 by windpomp at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Friday, June 29, 2012
Book currently with a friend.

Journal Entry 7 by windpomp at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, November 22, 2012
This book is visiting a friend of mine.

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