First Spring Grass Fire by Rae Spoon
Rae Spoon has six albums and a Polaris Prize nomination, and they have been published in the anthology Persistence. Now the transgender artist presents a coming-of-age story about growing up queer in a strict Pentecostal family.
At first the narrator faithfully attends church with their family. Upon discovering the music that becomes their means of escape, things begin to change. Their father's schizophrenia causes their parents' marriage to unravel, leading them to take comfort in their siblings and in the awareness that they are not the person their parents think they are.
Paperback / 144 pages