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Trans-Sister Radio - A Novel

Chris Bohjalian

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Four people in a small Vermont village are about to have their lives inexorably intertwined by the uncertainties of love . . . and the apparent absolutes of gender. Schoolteacher Allison Banks, the long-divorced mother of a teenager on the cusp of college, has at last fallen in love. The object of her desire? Dana Stevens, a professor at the nearby university and her instructor for a summer film and literature course. Her daughter, Carly, watches with pleasure her mother's newfound happiness, but her ex-husband, Will, the president of Vermont Public Radio, is jealous. Still secretly in love with his ex-wife, he finds himself increasingly unsettled by the prospect of Allison's attachment to another man. Yet Dana is unlike anyone Allison has ever been with: attentive, gentle, kind -- and an exceptionally ardent lover. Moreover, it's clear that Dana cares just as deeply for Allison. The only stumbling block? Dana has known always that in actuality he is a woman -- genitalia, plumbing, and perceptions be damned -- and he will soon be having a sex change operation. At first Allison runs, but overwhelmed by the depth of her passions, she returns. But can the pair's love transcend both the biologic imperatives that are their bodies, as well as their ingrained notions of sexual preference? Moreover, can their love survive the outrage of the small community in which they live? All four characters -- Allison, Dana, Carly, and Will -- narrate this compelling story, spinning a tale that will keep you turning the pages with the eagerness we usually reserve for thrillers, while nodding in wonder at such a deeply moving and profoundly honest portrayal of longing, love, and desire. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elizabeth Kim

Length:

5h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:11