A nonfiction novel about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person. More
A nonfiction novel about sex addiction, sex work, navigating the MSM scene, a trip West, dissociative identity disorder, and the struggle to find love, connection, and self-actualization as a non-binary trans person.
"It was beyond anything I dared hope for. To read anything that speaks so directly to one’s experiences is a rare thing, and rarer still for trans people… it touched a nerve in a way that I welcomed, and I was glad for it."
-Ellis Locke, a reader
"Show Trans was really powerful and virtually impossible to put down. Like your other books, it leaves a lasting impression."
- A reader
“Show Trans has everything I loved about Refuse. Namely, uncomfortable interactions with people and bad feelings. Over and over, our hero is in situations they don’t want to be in. Over and over, people are failing us for no good reason. That’s pretty much life, and it’s always nice to see it acknowledged….Elliott feels bad in ways I feel bad and it feels good.”
-Ethan Bartleby Evans, iamtheproblem.tumblr.com
"Just finished Elliott DeLine’s moving new book Show Trans. Shades of [James] Baldwin and [Jack] Keroac for sure."
-Dr. Jeffry Ionvonne, Professor of Women & Gender Studies and Literature, SUNY Fredonia
"In a lot of ways, this is a nonfiction novel about a broken love story that must be written in order to move away from it. In other ways, it’s a cutting and private look at the life of a transgender man who dares to be sexual. It’s a study into a new mode of gay culture and new concerns that the community needs to address. It’s also, at its heart, a road novel that continues to bounce back and forth between two coasts, trying to find the proper place to belong…”
-Evelyn Deshane, “Stuck at the Borderlands” (an analysis of Show Trans), paintitblack.tumblr.com
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