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Perfect Peace: A Novel - Daniel Black
Perfect Peace: A Novel
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The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered... show more
The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, “You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain’t what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon’ be a boy. It’ll be a little strange at first, but you’ll get used to it, and this’ll be over after while.” From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312582678 (0312582676)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
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Literary Marie's Precision Reviews
Literary Marie's Precision Reviews rated it
4.0 Perfect Peace: A Novel
4.5 stars
AdventurousBooks
AdventurousBooks rated it
5.0 Perfect Peace: A Novel
Good story. I wanted a different ending but it was good all the same.
Mariana
Mariana rated it
This was a hard book to judge. It was well written, vivid and very emotional; but there were few likable characters. The Peace family was anything but peaceful and it was terrible to witness. I really felt for these characters, although I couldn't stand most of them.I'm happy the Peace brothers w...
Linus...Curating
Linus...Curating rated it
3.0 Perfect Peace
Enjoyable read exploring a wide variety of fascinating themes - gender identity, faith, nature vs. nurture, etc - that got a bit bogged down in at the large cast of characters and issues. Great book club discussion book.
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