This book feels like an unveiling, a reckoning with the history of hierarchies that has become routine. That history saturates the places we exist in. It dismisses and flattens some bodies while perpetuating the inequalities that keep those bodies dismissed and flattened. But what Truong offers us is a guidebook, a navigation device, a model for how we come to know and love ourselves. Here we're offered a way not only through the racial labyrinth, but also a way out.
—Uyen— From Staff Picks