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The main character in this book, Maria, works at a large bookstore in New York. She is sleepwalking through her life until one day her lover tells her that she had an affair.
This is the excuse Maria uses to change her life. She quits/gets fired from her job, steals her lover's car, leaves New York, and goes west.
She stops in a place called Star City, Nevada and meets a young man/boy working at a Walmart. He immediately recognizes her as a Transgender woman, and she recognizes him as Transgender as well.
She tries to help him but in the end, he runs back to his life as an unhappy boy.
I love this book for all of the ideas discussed. I was not troubled by Maria interactions with the boy. At the end of the book, I felt that he was a bad person.
Other reviewer have seen Maria as very selfish and fault her for harming the young man. I love the book because I completely indentify with Maria's experience growing up Transgender in a world without role models.
Last Edited By: harry2793 Apr 29 17 5:36 AM. Edited 6 times