Dandelion Daughter

A runaway bestseller in Québec, where it has captured the hearts of readers and pushed trans-identity into the mainstream conversation

Dandelion Daughter is an intimate, courageous portrait of what it’s like to grow up having been assigned the wrong sex at birth. Set against the windswept countryside of the remote Charlevoix region some five hours north of Montreal, Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay‘s autobiographical novel immortalizes her early years as an alienated boy trapped in a world of small-town values and her parents’ dissolving marriage, through complex adolescent years of self-discovery and first loves, to the harrowing episodes that fuel the growing realization that she must transition and give birth to her new self if she is to continue living at all. One of the first novels of its kind to appear in Québec, this inspiring story has already connected with a wide readership, and has been adopted by many schools to help expand worldviews and curriculums.

AUTHOR

Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch

Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch is a writer living in Tio’tià:ke. Their work has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry 2018 anthology, GUTS, carte blanche, the Shade Journal, The New Quarterly, Arc Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. They were longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2019. Their book knot body (2020), published by Metatron Press, was shortlisted for the QWF Concordia University First Book Prize. The Good Arabs (2021), published by Metonymy Press, was the winner of the 2022 Grand Prix du livre de Montréal and received an Honorable Mention from the 2022 Arab American Book Awards for the George Ellenbogen Poetry Award.


AUTHOR

Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay

Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay is a writer, actress, model, and trans activist. Apart from the resounding success of her debut novel La fille d’elle même, her supporting role in the 2016 film Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n’ont fait que se creuser un tombeau garnered her the first-ever nomination for a trans actress at the Canadian Screen Awards. Her other publications include the poetry collections Le Ventre des volcans (2015) and Les secrets de l’origami (2018), and La voix de la nature (2022), a book for young adults.


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“One of Quebec’s most prominent trans women.” – ELLE Canada


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A runaway bestseller in Québec, where it has captured the hearts of readers and pushed trans-identity into the mainstream conversation

Dandelion Daughter is an intimate, courageous portrait of what it’s like to grow up having been assigned the wrong sex at birth. Set against the windswept countryside of the remote Charlevoix region some five hours north of Montreal, Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay‘s autobiographical novel immortalizes her early years as an alienated boy trapped in a world of small-town values and her parents’ dissolving marriage, through complex adolescent years of self-discovery and first loves, to the harrowing episodes that fuel the growing realization that she must transition and give birth to her new self if she is to continue living at all. One of the first novels of its kind to appear in Québec, this inspiring story has already connected with a wide readership, and has been adopted by many schools to help expand worldviews and curriculums.

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Dimensions:

278 Pages
7.5in * 5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

April 13, 2023

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Vehicule Press

ISBN:

9781550656183

Book Subjects:

FICTION / LGBTQ+ / Transgender

Language:

eng

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