Revolutionary

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781451663341
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About the Author

Alex Myers is a writer, teacher, speaker, and activist. Since high school, Alex has campaigned for transgender rights. As a female-to-male transgender person, Alex began his transition at Phillips Exeter Academy and was the first transgender student in that academy's history. Alex was also the first openly transgender student at Harvard and worked to change the university's nondiscrimination clause to include gender identity. For the past decade, he has taught English at private high schools and currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two cats.

Reviews

"A novel of the American Revolution by a writer who is himself a true American revolutionary."--Mark Edmundson "author of Why Teach "
"I raced through this vividly imagined tale, unable to put it down. It is a remarkable story of a quest for independence so unusual and startling that it is remarkable to know that it was based on the author's ancestor, a young indentured woman who discovered the freedom and ultimately the cost of becoming a man. Set during the Revolutionary War, it is teeming with insight, as astonishing as it is readable, a story that reveals the limitations women faced and the courage it took to defy them."--Robin Oliviera, author of My Name Is Mary Sutter
"Alex Myers' novel is terrific. The book is a page turner; it has characters you care about; and it is imaginative in the best sense of the word. Myers' recreation of Deborah Sampson at war is vivid and full of suspense ... I look forward to its success."--Alfred F. Young "author of Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier "
"Alex Myers' debut novel, Revolutionary, is more than an accounting of Deborah Sampson's amazing Revolutionary war feat of enlisting and serving a three-year tour in the army disguised as a man; it is an exploration of the irony of such circumstances. In following her true nature--who she is at heart--Deborah creates for herself a duplicitous life fraught with personal risk. This beautifully written account is a reminder that gender identity and the struggle for equal rights has always been with us. Perhaps now, in our time, we can set aside our biases and not simply ask how Deborah Sampson did what she did, but understand why."--Heather Sharfeddin "author of Windless Summer "
"Alex Myers' debut novel is a marvel. Revolutionary explores the life of Deborah Samson who, passing as a man, fought in the Revolutionary War. In this exquisitely rendered fictional account, Myers paints a portrait of a complex woman whose tribulations and triumphs echo in our own time. This is a book about what it means to be a hero, a woman, and a person who refuses to accept the limiting roles society imposes. It also, deftly and with grace, explores the intricate and shifting boundaries of passion and love."--Connie May Fowler "author of The Problem with Murmur Lee and Before Women had Wings "