The Thirty Names of Night

Zeyn Joukhadar excels at writing the emotional, physical and spiritual experiences of a young trans person.

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In modern-day New York City, a trans boy in his 20s is coming to a realization about himself. For the past five years, he’s been dealing with the immense grief of losing his mother, a passionate ornithologist. Now he lives with and cares for his grandmother, who emigrated from Syria decades before. American by birth…

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