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Detransition, Baby

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

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  • Women's Prize for Fiction longlist 2021

By Torrey Peters

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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?


02 Apr 2021


This is a really interesting exploration of gender identity, parenthood and family. It was heartbreaking, funny, insightful and enlightening. The characters are really well developed and each have their own unique story, and is so well-written in showing you life from another person's experience and perspective. It challenged me in a really good way, and is like nothing I've read before. Highly recommend!

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