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Ok writing this two months after reading, so bear with me as I try and recall my thoughts This was an exciting story to read, super imaginative and engaging Definitely a recommended read Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars follows a young trans girl who comes into her power as part of a grrrl gang and along the way figures out how to fit into the world, find love, and build chosen family Kai Cheng Thom s novel takes readers to a whole new world as the protagonist comes into her own trans wo Ok writing this two months after reading, so bear with me as I try and recall my thoughts This was an exciting story to read, super imaginative and engaging Definitely a recommended read Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars follows a young trans girl who comes into her power as part of a grrrl gang and along the way figures out how to fit into the world, find love, and build chosen family Kai Cheng Thom s novel takes readers to a whole new world as the protagonist comes into her own trans womenhood on the streets of a city akin to Montreal, Qc The way this writing was woven together felt incredibly poetic, from a crooked home in Gloom reminding me of Victoria, B.C with crying mermaids on its shores, to knife wielding greyhouse bus rides, to an arrival in a far far away place that offers a fresh start and new possibilities Along the way, the protagonist faces various barriers and challenges as a young East Asian trans girl who is running away from home, trying to survive and learning how to trust others This story touches on the nuances of East Asian privilege in POC communities, transphobia, intergenerational trauma, and trans women s liberation, all while embedding it into a narrative that doesn t feel didactic or moralistic I really liked the way the book s chapters were peppered with poetry and letters to a sister back home In some ways, this gave it a journal like quality, which felt very intimate to read Thank you, Kai Cheng Thom for this generous gift Wow The writing is incredible I can t really articulate right now, but wow.Trigger warnings for transmisogyny, violence, self harm cutting #DOWNLOAD KINDLE º Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars ß Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars A Dangerous Trans Girl s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom is the highly sensational, ultra exciting, sort of true coming of age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung fu expert who runs away from her parents abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom Striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger than life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the Street of Miracles Under the wings of this fierce and fabulous flock, Dearly blossoms into the woman she has always dreamed of being, with a little help from the unscrupulous Doctor Crocodile When one of their number is brutally murdered, the protagonist joins her sisters in forming a vigilante gang to fight back against the transphobes, violent johns, and cops that stalk the Street of Miracles But when things go terribly wrong, she must find the truth within herself in order to stop the violence and discover what it really means to grow up and find your family I ve never understood the idea of a fictionalized memoir until I read this book Amongst the beached mermaids and fairy tale elements of this story is sharp, unapologetic truth I fell in love with the dreamlike, poetic prose that encompasses this narrative of transmisogyny, racism, police brutality, and self harm Kai Cheng Thom doesn t shrink from this, but she also reworks the idea of the trans memoir, allowing forspace, andmagic, in this often constrictive genre This is a beauti I ve never understood the idea of a fictionalized memoir until I read this book Amongst the beached mermaids and fairy tale elements of this story is sharp, unapologetic truth I fell in love with the dreamlike, poetic prose that encompasses this narrative of transmisogyny, racism, police brutality, and self harm Kai Cheng Thom doesn t shrink from this, but she also reworks the idea of the trans memoir, allowing forspace, andmagic, in this often constrictive genre This is a beautiful read that grabbed me from the first page Danika Ellisfrom The Best Books We Read In June 2017 This book grabbed me by the throat and didn t let go until the very last page I wrote about it here This book grabbed me by the throat and didn t let go until the very last page I wrote about it here I love this book Like Anna Joy Springer s The Vicious Red Relic, Love, it stretches the genre of memoir in super exciting ways specifically, and explicitly, the genre of the trans memoir.And Like Amber Dawn s Sub Rosa, FFANL uses magic and fantasy in new and idiosyncratic ways Was really interested in how Kai Cheng mobilizes magic to various ends, while emphasizing its limitations, too there are multiple layers of realism, and she pulls back the magical overlay periodically magic might g I love this book Like Anna Joy Springer s The Vicious Red Relic, Love, it stretches the genre of memoir in super exciting ways specifically, and explicitly, the genre of the trans memoir.And Like Amber Dawn s Sub Rosa, FFANL uses magic and fantasy in new and idiosyncratic ways Was really interested in how Kai Cheng mobilizes magic to various ends, while emphasizing its limitations, too there are multiple layers of realism, and she pulls back the magical overlay periodically magic might get rid of the dead cop but not the anxiety and paranoia the characters are left with.AND This book deconstructs both girl gang and princess narratives while recentering them around transfemme experience Plus So much amazing imagery Throughout, the writing is gorgeous This will be one of my favorites in life, I think.EDIT June 2019 Having reread this novel now three times, I remain very enthusiastic about it Perhaps above I overstate the book s relationship to memoir it is a confabulous memoir after all, and reinvents the memoir in the form of fantastic fiction Continues to be one of my favorites, best ever this is a very very real magical realist fairytale that i place in the lineages of francesca lia block and zoe whittall and amber dawn and also the oral performance storytelling lineage of kai cheng thom herself, which is distinctive and swiftly recognizable it has bitter and sharp and dark and it also has sweet and raucous and celebratory my most favourite thing about this book is that it is the most strongly femme4femme thing i have ever read my other most favourite thing about this book this is a very very real magical realist fairytale that i place in the lineages of francesca lia block and zoe whittall and amber dawn and also the oral performance storytelling lineage of kai cheng thom herself, which is distinctive and swiftly recognizable it has bitter and sharp and dark and it also has sweet and raucous and celebratory my most favourite thing about this book is that it is the most strongly femme4femme thing i have ever read my other most favourite thing about this book is that it holds violence with the reverence and delicacy it truly deserves and places it squarely within our safest and most loved people and places queers need this perspective.reading this started to answer some of the questions i ve been trying to figure out for myself as a writer about how you take life and make it fiction, how you make things a fairytale, how you move between there here and other polarities, and how you show the way without bashing people over the head with blunt exhortations of how a person should be This book revolves around our fierce Asian trans woman protagonist trying to find her way in the world while doing so discover some mystical magical creatures As she leaves her house where she faces constant abuse to start her new life, she comes across several friends people who became her family While being with her new family she eventually finds her true self and evolves to attain her actual identity But as another fellow femme friend gets murder in a hate crime, our protagonist a This book revolves around our fierce Asian trans woman protagonist trying to find her way in the world while doing so discover some mystical magical creatures As she leaves her house where she faces constant abuse to start her new life, she comes across several friends people who became her family While being with her new family she eventually finds her true self and evolves to attain her actual identity But as another fellow femme friend gets murder in a hate crime, our protagonist along with her friends decide to fight the hate by themselves form their own little vigilante group named the Lipstick Lacerators But as it happens, things go wrong our protagonist need to now introspect how should they mend their ways while also protect themselves Read full review on Just Another Bookaholic This book is a work of genius A funny, dark, innovative story that completely takes apart the genre of the trans memoir Kai Cheng Thom s writing is beautiful and powerful and poetic It reminds me a lot of Amber Dawn s Sub Rosa but it s also very much its own thing An ode to trans sisterhood Highly recommended Full review on my blog This book is a work of genius A funny, dark, innovative story that completely takes apart the genre of the trans memoir Kai Cheng Thom s writing is beautiful and powerful and poetic It reminds me a lot of Amber Dawn s Sub Rosa but it s also very much its own thing An ode to trans sisterhood Highly recommended Full review on my blog Overall Fierce Femmes is a funny, dark, innovative story about a trans girl and her journey in finding herself Incredible writing, unique story that definitely pushes the limits and bends typical genres A fun and engaging read but had been hoping for6.5 10The Good The best part of this book for me was the writing From the very first page, the author grabs you and holds onto you until the very end As an example, this is from page one I don t believe in safe spaces They don t exis Overall Fierce Femmes is a funny, dark, innovative story about a trans girl and her journey in finding herself Incredible writing, unique story that definitely pushes the limits and bends typical genres A fun and engaging read but had been hoping for6.5 10The Good The best part of this book for me was the writing From the very first page, the author grabs you and holds onto you until the very end As an example, this is from page one I don t believe in safe spaces They don t exist I do, however, believe in dangerous stories the kind that swirl up from inside you when you least expect it, like the voice of a mad angel whispering of the revolution you are about to unleash Stories that bend and twist the air as they crackle off your tongue, making you shimmer with glamour, so that everyone around you hangs on your every intoxicating word The kind of story that doesn t wait for you to invite it to enter, but bursts through the doors of your rat infested house like a glittering wind, hungry, hungry, to snatch up the carpet and scatter your papers and smash every single plate in the kitchen Where are those kinds of stories about trans girls like you and me See what I mean Incredible writing throughout the entire story I enjoyed the overall structure of the book it is fast paced and every chapter title gives you some clues as to what is about to unfold I felt this helped to hold my attention I liked the characters for the most part and I really enjoyed that this story pushes you It makes you think and question and will stay with you after you finish reading it.The Bad This book is getting amazing reviews all around and I do not completely understand it Yes, the writing is absolutely incredible and this is the best part of the book for me, but there were some issues Though the story pushes the limits and makes you think, I expected it to do muchThough it stayed with me after, it only lasted for about a day or so It was a fun and enjoyable book but I felt it could have been , a lotI think I felt that way because there was just too much going on For a 190 page book, A LOT happens from femme tribe gone bad, to running away from home, mermaids, murder, killer bees, sex, ghost orgasms, etc It is just a lot, and I think there was just a bit too much for me going on that it took away from some of the fundamental components of this book And I never understood the killer bees..Favorite Quotes I m starting to think that the best thing you can do for people is teach them how to protect themselves Every girl needs to be at least a little dangerous Books are like this magical window that you can open no matter where you are and you fall into a different place that s better than the one you re trapped in