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Verk av Kai Cheng Thom

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female
Nationalitet
Canada
Bostadsorter
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Dayne Ogilvie Prize (2017)

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4.75 stars rounded up for a few really standout pieces. Definitely a highlight heavy read. The flow and imagery were visceral. A little cheese ball with some of the actions but it never took away from the overall feel. And maybe Im just a bit of a cynic on that.
 
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the.lesbian.library | Jan 15, 2024 |
As with [b:Perfectly Norman|35892618|Perfectly Norman|Tom Percival|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1501588490s/35892618.jpg|57411252], this picture book aims to comfort young children who fear being bullied for being different. I think it succeeds.

I'm a big fan of any beautifully illustrated book that encourages self-acceptance and inclusion. Also books that celebrate a parent's unconditional love for their child.
 
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LibrarianDest | 7 andra recensioner | Jan 3, 2024 |
CW: A lot, my memory is shocking, but Self Harm, Graphic Violence, Transphobia, Police Brutality

I might have to give up my conviction that perfection doesn't exist.

I just consumed the audiobook in one sitting and was just left sobbing at the beauty of the journey, the bravery of the author, and simply just how magical and viscerally meaningful reading this was, especially today.

I couldn't put it down. I felt every emotion I would ever want sheiks reading. I am truly in awe.

If Hollywood and beyond lost their minds for Sarah by JT LeRoy (Laura Albert), the world and all existence need to give Kai Cheng Thom her fucking flowers. (I actually think Sarah is a phenomenal novel, despite all the everything around it. I also have empathy for Albert, but the lack of accountability isn't OK).

I'm just stunned. I wish I could be more articulate.

The magic realism moments are wonderful and strange. There is such heart and truth in the parts that happened and those that didn't. The specifics don't matter. The darkness and visceral violence are brutal. The darkness and might throughout the book are equally explored and held up for inspection.

I really need to read everything else by this author and then read this again because this was everything I needed. Bloody brilliant!
… (mer)
 
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RatGrrrl | 11 andra recensioner | Dec 20, 2023 |
The genre bending and unreliable narrator were intriguing and came together very well. The main character's struggles with her rage and violence were tragic and understandable. There was a lot packed into a short page count, but I still found it all satisfying and not rushed.
½
 
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solenophage | 11 andra recensioner | Aug 14, 2023 |

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Verk
11
Även av
5
Medlemmar
695
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#36,412
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
24
ISBN
20
Språk
2
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