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Firstborn - A Novel

Lorie Ann Grover

Where does a firstborn girl fit in a world dominated by men? When Tiadone was born, her parents had two choices: leave their daughter outside the community to die in the wilds, or raise her as male and force her to suppress all feminine traits. Now, as the first female living as male in her village, Tiadone must prove her father didn't make a mistake by letting her live. As her male initiation approaches, Tiadone knows every eye on the community is on her, and desperately wishes to belong and finally be accepted. But at every step, traditional feminine gifts and traits emerge, and the bird she's been twined with is seen as a sign of evil. Worse, as Tiadone completes her rites, she finds she is drawn to her male best friend in ways that are very much in line with the female gender. Confused and desperate, Tiadone tries to become what she must be while dealing with what she indeed has become: a young woman who may be able to stand up to her despotic rulers and uncover her real purpose in life.

Where does a firstborn girl fit in a world dominated by men? When Tiadone was born, her parents had two choices: leave their daughter outside the community to die in the wilds, or raise her as male and force her to suppress all feminine traits. Now, as the first female living as male in her village, Tiadone must prove her father didn't make a mistake by letting her live. As her male initiation approaches, Tiadone knows every eye on the community is on her, and desperately wishes to belong and finally be accepted. But at every step, traditional feminine gifts and traits emerge, and the bird she's been twined with is seen as a sign of evil. Worse, as Tiadone completes her rites, she finds she is drawn to her male best friend in ways that are very much in line with the female gender. Confused and desperate, Tiadone tries to become what she must be while dealing with what she indeed has become: a young woman who may be able to stand up to her despotic rulers and uncover her real purpose in life.
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Where does a firstborn girl fit in a world dominated by men? When Tiadone was born, her parents had two choices: leave their daughter outside the community to die in the wilds, or raise her as male and force her to suppress all feminine traits. Now, as the first female living as male in her village, Tiadone must prove her father didn't make a mistake by letting her live. As her male initiation approaches, Tiadone knows every eye on the community is on her, and desperately wishes to belong and finally be accepted. But at every step, traditional feminine gifts and traits emerge, and the bird she's been twined with is seen as a sign of evil. Worse, as Tiadone completes her rites, she finds she is drawn to her male best friend in ways that are very much in line with the female gender. Confused and desperate, Tiadone tries to become what she must be while dealing with what she indeed has become: a young woman who may be able to stand up to her despotic rulers and uncover her real purpose in life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jorjeana Marie

Length:

8h 15m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:01


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:09


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:18


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:14


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:11


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:17


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:28


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:08


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:32


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:06