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Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Fantabulous Memoir

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by Kai Cheng Thom

Metonymy Press

11/15/2016 ,paperback

SKU: 9780994047137


At once a love letter and challenge to the traditional transgender memoir, Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars is a playful, surrealist dance through queer coming of age.

A haunted young girl (who happens to be a kung-fu expert and pathological liar) runs

away from an oppressive city, where the sky is always grey, in search of love and sisterhood -- and finds herself in a magical place known only as the Street of Miracles.
There, she is quickly adopted into a vigilante gang of glamorous warrior femmes called the Lipstick Lacerators, whose mission is to scour the Street of violent men and avenge murdered trans women everywhere. But when disaster strikes, can our intrepid heroine find the truth within herself in order to protect her new family and heal her broken heart?

Target age: 13 to 18


"Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars seeks to shatter the traditional transgender memoir narrative and turn it on its head. The book is high-energy and full of exciting tension from the outset, and the writing keeps you glued to the page." -- Britni de la Cretaz, Teen Vogue

"A captivating tale of betrayal, murder, mysticism, legend and compassion." -- Luna Merbruja, Autostraddle

About the Author:

Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performer, somatics practitioner, lasagna lover and wicked witch based in tkaronto. Kai Cheng is the author of several award-winning books, including I HOPE WE CHOOSE LOVE, an essay collection on the topic of Transformative Justice, and the novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir.