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A Year Without a Name

A Year Without a Name

A Memoir

“Cyrus Grace Dunham has written a classic memoirpassionate and clear eyed and unputdownable. Bravo to this extraordinary new voice.” Mary Karr

For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations — lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman — until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable. This is the story of their search for a new name.

Rather than looking back on gender transition from a settled distance, Cyrus invites us into the process as it unfolds, honoring the messiness, confusion, self-doubt, terror, and thrill of self-discovery.

Signaling the arrival of a boldly original young writer with a knock-out page presence, A Year Without a Name is a searching, lyrical memoir of transformation as well as a delicately observed portrait of youth.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Literary

On Sale: October 15th 2019

Price: $13.99 / $17.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 176

ISBN-13: 9780316444958

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"A work of extraordinarily intimate confession rendered in startling, sparkling -- and addictive -- prose. Some memoirs read as if they are written for the author alone; this one reads like it was written for us. With erudition, frankness, and eloquence, Dunham braids a propulsive narrative momentum together with exquisite particulars of daily life. This book, simply put, summons a private and deeply pleasurable exchange with its reader. In the grand tradition, it keeps us company."—Jordy Rosenberg, author of CONFESSIONS OF THE FOX
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"Cyrus's book is raw, beautiful and uncompromisingly honest: a slippery, vital account of gender, family and the longing to be real. I read it with my heart in my mouth."—Olivia Laing, author of THE LONELY CITY and CRUDO
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"Cyrus Grace Dunham has written a classic memoir-passionate and clear eyed and unputdownable. I've never seen a gender journey rendered in more tender, riveting detail. Bravo to this extraordinary new voice."—Mary Karr, author of THE LIARS' CLUB, CHERRY, LIT, and THE ART OF MEMOIR
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