Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir


In Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir, a haunted young girl (who happens to be a kung-fu expert and pathological liar) runs away from an oppressive city where the sky is always grey in search of love and sisterhood—and finds herself in a magical place known only as the Street of Miracles.

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Author: Kai Cheng Thom
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Price: $16.95 CAD
ISBN: 978-0-9940471-3-7


Cover by Samantha Garritano

    • Paperback 13.3 x 20.5 x 1.2 cm
    • 194 pages
    • 252 grams
    • Printed in Montreal, Canada

29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Finalist for Transgender Fiction, Winner of Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers (2017)

“The book is high-energy and full of exciting tension from the outset, and the writing keeps you glued to the page.” —Teen Vogue


“[Fierce Femmes] effortlessly changes the rules, cracking open a space of freedom.” —Montreal Review of Books

“A fairy tale, a love story, and a love letter from one trans woman of colour to other trans women and femmes of colour.” —GUTS
“There are so many parts of this book I love I can’t even say them all.” —Bitch Media

“Kai Cheng Thom’s fantastical and carefully constructed writing brings the knife blade and the high heel together in an engaging, fast-paced fictional—or is it?—memoir.” —The Winnipeg Review

“A captivating tale of betrayal, murder, mysticism, legend and compassion.”

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