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Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man

Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man

Author: Thomas Page McBee
Series: Sister Spit Series
$17.99 (AUD)  inc GST
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What does it really mean to be a man?


In Man Alive, Thomas Page McBee attempts to answer that question by focusing on two of the men who most impacted his life&mash;one, his otherwise ordinary father who abused him as a child, and the other, a mugger who almost killed him. Standing at the brink of the life-changing decision to transition from female to male, McBee seeks to understand these examples of flawed manhood and tells us how a brush with violence sent him on the quest to untangle a sinister past, and freed him to become the man he was meant to be.


 


Man Alive engages an extraordinary personal story to tell a universal one—how we all struggle to create ourselves, and how this struggle often requires risks. Far from a transgender transition tell-all, Man Alive grapples with the larger questions of legacy and forgiveness, love and violence, agency and invisibility.

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General Fields

  • : 9780872866249
  • : City Lights
  • : City Lights
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 172
  • : PAPERBACK
  • : Thomas Page McBee