In Detransition, Baby, the lives of three women—transgender and cisgender—collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires. This provocative debut is about what happens at the emotional, messy, vulnerable corners of womanhood that platitudes and good intentions can’t reach. The author asks us to question, “Who and what determines a family?” Detransition, Baby was longlisted for the Women’s Prize. It’s also a Roxane Gay’s Audacious Book Club Pick and a New York Times Editor’s Choice.
Peters is the author of two novellas, Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones and The Masker. She grew up in Chicago, and received her MA from Dartmouth College, and her MFA from the University of Iowa. Currently she makes her home in Brooklyn.
“Even the most complimentary adjectives feel insufficient to describe Torrey Peters’ first novel.”— Bookpage (starred review). “With heart and savvy, [Detransition, Baby upends] our traditional, gendered notions of what parenthood can look like.”— New York Times Book Review. “One of the most celebrated books of the year.” –Time