With ample sensitivity, narrators MW Wilson and Sandy Rustin reflect the complex nature of long-term emotional pain and its effects on authentic expression and the ability to care for others. In alternating first-person chapters, Chris and Maia reveal their individual traumas. Ultimately, listeners also hear the healing effects of their loving relationship. Wilson's subdued tones show Chris's response to the pain he's experienced since revealing himself to be transgender. He lives with his aunt after a brutal attacked by peers and his parents' overprotective reaction. Wilson subtlety shifts to a softer tone as Chris responds to Maia's tenderness. Maia suffers from her sister's sudden death and the disintegration of her parents' marriage. Rustin interprets Maia's profound grief, repressed anger, dishonesty, and, finally, comfort as she comes to trust Chris. S.W. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2019]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2019
CD ISBN 9781980033363 $87.75 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781980033431 $79.00
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