SMALL BEAUTY

jiaqing wilson-yang 


OUT JULY 2018 – PRE-ORDER NOW


 

First published by Metonymy Press in Canada.

Winner of the 2016   Lambda Literary Awards prize for Best Transgender Fiction  and finalist for the Writers Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize

In coping with the sudden death of her cousin, Mei abandons her life in the city to live in his empty house in the small town of Herbertsville. There she connects with his history as well as her own, discovers her aunt’s secret love, and reflects on the trans women she left behind.

While navigating her self-imposed isolation, Mei brushes up against local mysteries and receives advice from departed loved ones. A complex tapestry of memory and revelation, Small Beauty explores grief, family and community in a stirring story that quietly roars.

 

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FORMAT: Paperback

LENGTH: 224 pp.

ISBN: 9781925704044

PUBLICATION DATE: July 2018

COVER ART: Lee Lai

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


jiaqing wilson-yang is a trans writer living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Small Beauty is her first novel and won the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction.    Her work has appeared in   Carte Blanche,   Room Magazine,   Ricepaper,   The Kit, and    Poetry is Dead.    Sometimes she plays music.   www.littleqing.com 


PRAISE FOR SMALL BEAUTY


“A quiet, gorgeous meditation on grief, race, and community, wilson-yang’s writing more than delivers on the title’s promise. ... Small Beauty joins the small but growing numbers of trans-genre novels written by transgender women that are revolutionizing our ideas of how trans people can exist within fiction”
Morgan M. Page, Lambda Literary

“wilson-yang is a fucking beautiful writer and her lyrical prose about this messed-up girl is some of the most gorgeous writing trans lit has been blessed with.”
Casey Plett, The Winnipeg Review

“Every paragraph is dense with meaning, each one concise, descriptive, and exacting, I found wilson-yang’s sentences tantamount to poetry and was struck immediately by the tautness of the text.”
Kaley Kiermayr


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