For today I am a boy
First Mariner Books edition.
Long-listed for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2014 selection A "New York Times Book Review" Editors' Choice "Peter is a fully realized, fully unique character -- one who will find his way into the hearts of readers everywhere." -- "Bustle" "[A] sensitively wrought debut." --" New York Times Book Review" At birth, Peter Huang is given the Chinese name Juan Chaun, "powerful king." To his parents, new to small-town Ontario, he is the exalted only son in a sea of daughters, the one who will finally fulfill his immigrant father's dreams of Western masculinity. Peter and his sisters grow up in an airless house of order and obligation, though secrets and half-truths simmer beneath the surface. At the first opportunity, each of the girls lights out on her own. But for Peter, escape is not as simple as fleeing his parents' home. Though his father crowned him "powerful king," Peter knows otherwise.