Sacred Country

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1952. Standing in a cold Suffolk field with her family, 6-year-old Mary Ward has a revelation: I am not Mary. That is a mistake. I am not a girl. I’m a boy. So begins Mary’s heroic struggle to change gender. Moving from the claustrophobic rural community of the 1950s to London in the swinging 60s and beyond to the glitter of Nashville, Tennessee, capital of country music, this book is the story of a journey to find a place of safety and fulfilment in a savage and confusing world.

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From the author of The Gustav Sonata

At the age of six, Mary Ward, the child of a poor farming family in Suffolk, has a revelation: ‘I am not Mary. That is a mistake. I am not a girl. I’m a boy.’ So begins a heroic struggle to change gender, while around her others also strive to find a place of safety and fulfilment in a savage and confusing world.

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Additional information

Weight 0.33 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 12.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xv, 393

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K