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Man Alive

A wry, tender memoir by one of the leading voices on transition and masculinity. If he is to become a man, what sort of man should Thomas Page McBee be? To find out, McBee must confront the suffering he has endured at the hands of men: the abuse he endured as a child from his father, and the violent mugging which almost killed him as an adult.

A wry, tender memoir by one of the leading voices on transition and masculinity.

If he is to become a man, what sort of man should Thomas Page McBee be? To find out, McBee must confront the suffering he has endured at the hands of men: the abuse he endured as a child from his father, and the violent mugging which almost killed him as an adult.

Standing at the brink of the life-changing decision to transition from female to male, McBee seeks to understand these examples of flawed manhood, and reclaim his body on his own terms.

Powerful, uplifting and profound, Man Alive is a story about transformation; about freedom, and love, and finding the strength to rebuild ourselves as the people we are meant to be.

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 176 pages
Imprint: Cannongate Books
Size: 13 cm x 20 cm
Published: May 2017
ISBN: 9781786890887

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