Reading the Rainbow Book Club

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Konner and Stephanie are partnering with Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing Co. (200 Anderson Street) to host a monthly queer book club, Reading the Rainbow. November's meeting will be a discussion of DETRANSITION, BABY by Torrey Peters on November 14th at 7 PM. 

Reese almost had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York City, a job she didn't hate. She had scraped together what previous generations of trans women could only dream of: a life of mundane, bourgeois comforts. The only thing missing was a child. But then her girlfriend, Amy, detransitioned and became Ames, and everything fell apart. Now Reese is caught in a self-destructive pattern: avoiding her loneliness by sleeping with married men.

Ames isn't happy either. He thought detransitioning to live as a man would make life easier, but that decision cost him his relationship with Reese—and losing her meant losing his only family. Even though their romance is over, he longs to find a way back to her. When Ames's boss and lover, Katrina, reveals that she's pregnant with his baby—and that she's not sure whether she wants to keep it—Ames wonders if this is the chance he's been waiting for. Could the three of them form some kind of unconventional family—and raise the baby together?

This provocative debut is about what happens at the emotional, messy, vulnerable corners of womanhood that platitudes and good intentions can't reach. Torrey Peters brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the most dangerous taboos around gender, sex, and relationships, gifting us a thrillingly original, witty, and deeply moving novel.

Detransition, Baby: A Novel By Torrey Peters Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593133385
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: One World - October 5th, 2021

Event address: 
Urban Farm Fermentory & Gruit Brewing Co.
200 Anderson Street
Portland, ME 04101