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  • ISBN: 9780525561309
  • ISBN: 0525561307
  • Physical Description: print
    310 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, [2020]

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Summary, etc.: Fairest is a memoir about a precocious boy with albinism, a "sun child" from a rural Philippine village, who would grow up to become a woman in America. Coping with the strain of parental neglect and the elusive promise of U.S. citizenship, Talusan found childhood comfort from her devoted grandmother, a grounding force as she was treated by others with special preference or public curiosity. As an immigrant to the United States, Talusan came to be perceived as white. An academic scholarship to Harvard provided access to elite circles of privilege but required Talusan to navigate through the complex spheres of race, class, sexuality, and her place within the gay community. She emerged as an artist and an activist questioning the boundaries of gender. Talusan realized she did not want to be confined to a prescribed role as a man, and transitioned to become a woman, despite the risk of losing a man she deeply loved. Throughout her journey, Talusan shares poignant and powerful episodes of desirability and love that will remind readers of works such as Call Me By Your Name and Giovanni's Room. Her evocative reflections will shift our own perceptions of love, identity, gender, and the fairness of life. —publisher.
Subject: Talusan, Meredith -- Childhood and youth
Harvard University -- Students -- Biography
Transgender youth -- United States -- Biography
Transgender women -- United States -- Biography
Filipino American youth -- Biography
Gay college students -- Massachusetts -- Biography
Immigrant children -- United States -- Biography
Albinos and albinism -- United States -- Biography
Albinos and albinism -- Philippines -- Biography
Gender identity -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Genre: Autobiographies.
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