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Trumpet: A Novel

Trumpet: A Novel
Author: Jackie Kay
ISBN 13: 9780375704635
ISBN 10: 375704639
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2000-07-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $15.00

Gender and imagination converge in this exciting new literary novel. Imagine your father dies. Terrible. Now imagine that when he dies, you learn that he is not a he but a she. Trumpet, by award-winning poet and dramatist Jackie Kay, is based loosely on the life of jazz great Billy Tipton -- and it's a shocking, smart, and brilliant story of gender identity and the strength of love.

The New York Times Book Review - Aoibheann Sweeney

The...collage is not only supremely humane, but...engaging....Kay carefully registers the technical difficulties of transgendered life...without sensationalizing them....[and] leaves us with a broad landscape of sweet tolerance and family love...