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At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces

Authors: Collins, Mary & Collins, Donald
Publisher: Beacon Press
BISAC/Subject: FAM013000, BIO031000, SOC032000
ISBN: 9780807088364, Related ISBNs: 0807088358, 0807088366, 0807091162, 9780807088357, 9780807088364
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 192,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In this collaborative memoir, a parent and a transgender son recount wrestling with their differences as Donald Collins undertook medical-treatment options to better align his body with his gender identity.

As a parent, Mary Collins didn’t agree with her trans son’s decision to physically alter his body, although she supported his right to realize himself as a person. Raw and uncensored, each explains her or his emotional mindset at the time: Mary felt she had lost a daughter; Donald activated his “authentic self.” Both battled to assert their rights. A powerful memoir and resource, At the Broken Places offers a road map for families in transition.
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