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Publisher's Summary

Now a major motion picture directed by Rhys Ernst and starring Nicholas Alexander, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Leo Sheng, and Margaret Qualley

“An insightful, funny, and unexpected love story.” (Aimee Mann)

When Adam Freedman - a straight, cis teen from Piedmont, California - goes to stay with his older sister, Casey, in Brooklyn, he fantasizes about a summer of freedom, new friends, and falling in love. He’s in for a surprise.

It’s 2006, and Casey has thrown herself into NYC’s lesbian and trans activist scene - marriage equality marches, L Word-watching parties, BDSM sex clubs, and trans-rights protests. Adam tags along, having fun in places he’d never have expected, but he’s surrounded by lesbians, and it seems like the last thing he’ll find is a girlfriend. That is, until he meets Gillian. Adam is soon hopelessly, desperately in love...only there’s just one small problem. Gillian thinks he’s a trans man.

Ariel Schrag’s scathingly funny and poignant debut novel puts a fresh spin on questions of love, attraction, self-definition, and what it means to be part of a community. 

Read by the author.

"[An] audacious coming-of-age novel.” (Miami Herald)

"Compulsively readable." (Bookforum)

"Hilarious...Schrag's riotous, poignant debut novel will leave you reeling." (SF Weekly) 

©2014 Ariel Schrag (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Categories: LGBTQ2S+

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  • 2021-11-11

it's alright taught me something

this wasn't so crazy. I understand why its controversial but it does a decent job of presenting the way an uninformed young man would see this situation. especially in the context of his complete inexperience with women. interesting story overall.