Rae Spoon: First Spring Grass Fire

Artikelnummer: 978-1-55152-480-1

With a heart as big as the prairie sky, this is a quietly devastating, heart-wrenching coming-of-age book about escaping dogma, surviving abuse, finding love, and risking everything for acceptance.

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Transgender indie electronica singer-songwriter Rae Spoon has six albums to their credit, including 2012´s I Can´t Keep All of Our Secrets. This first book by Rae (who uses "they" as a pronoun) is a candid, powerful story about a young person growing up queer in a strict Pentecostal family in Alberta.
The narrator attends church events and Billy Graham rallies faithfully with their family before discovering the music that becomes their salvation and means of escape. As their father´s schizophrenia causes their parents´ marriage to unravel, the narrator finds solace and safety in the company of their siblings, in their nascent feelings for a girl at school, and in their growing awareness that they are not the person their parents think they are.

With a heart as big as the prairie sky, this is a quietly devastating, heart-wrenching coming-of-age book about escaping dogma, surviving abuse, finding love, and risking everything for acceptance.

From First Spring Grass Fire:
I would stare at the slivers of the Rocky Mountains that I could see from my bunk bed and imagine crawling over them like they were tiny pebbles to the ocean. I would look into the clouds for messages that confirmed my doubts and found nothing, just a huge God-filled sky over the dry grass on Nose Hill, brown after the snow had melted and waiting for a cigarette to set the first spring grass fire.


Autor*in / Hrsg.: rae spoon
Weitere Informationen: Sprache: englisch
Umfang: 137 S.
Einband: kartoniert
Format: 201x137x10 mm
Gewicht: 181 g
Erscheinungsdatum: 22.09.2012

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