Across the Green Grass Fields

, #6

208 pages

English language

Published Feb. 20, 2021 by Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom.

ISBN:
978-1-250-21360-0
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A young girl discovers a portal to a land filled with centaurs and unicorns in Seanan McGuire's Across the Green Grass Fields , a standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Wayward Children series.

“Welcome to the Hooflands. We’re happy to have you, even if you being here means something’s coming.”

Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late.

When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to "Be Sure" before swallowing her whole, Regan must learn to live in a world filled with centaurs, kelpies, and other magical equines—a world that expects its human visitors to step up and be heroes.

But after embracing her time with the herd, Regan discovers that not all forms of heroism are equal, and not all quests are as they seem…

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An exemplar of how intersex representation can be done by a perisex (non-intersex) author

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Four star book, but five star intersex representation.

The intersex representation in this book is so good. As an intersex person it's rare to find literature with intersex representation, and what exists written by perisex (non-intersex) authors is almost always about people with ambiguous genitalia. It's generally very fetishy and focused on physical difference.

McGuire instead does it right. Regan has an actual intersex variation (AIS). It doesn't start to manifest until puberty. It's so rare to see intersex-at-puberty stories even though puberty is the time that most intersex people start to develop differently than perisex people. It was just so lovely to see this represented for once.

And McGuire does more than just represent - the reader is rather cleverly provoked to think about how one should best parent an intersex kid. Regan's parents are depicted as well-meaning but haven't really thought things through as deeply as they should …

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