Rainbow Reads Book Group

Fairest: A Memoir, by Meredith Talusan
Monday, November 6, 2023, 7:00 pm

Join the Adult Services department and the Pride Center of NJ for Rainbow Reads! We will be discussing Fairest: A Memoir by Meredith Talusan.

This program will take place at the Pride Center of New Jersey, 85 Raritan Ave #100, Highland Park.

Book description:

Fairest is a memoir about a precocious child with albinism from a rural Philippine village, who would grow up to become a trans woman in America.  As an immigrant to the United States, Talusan came to be perceived as white, and further access to elite circles of privilege but required Talusan to navigate through the complex spheres of race, class, sexuality, queerness, and gender.Throughout her journey, Talusan shares poignant and powerful episodes of desirability and love.

“Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs.” —The New York Times Book Review

Place a hold on Fairest here!

Join the Rainbow Reads Book Group to discuss books written by queer and trans authors or featuring queer and trans characters and themes. While this book group is centered on LGBTQ+ stories and authors, readers of all identities are invited to join and participate in respectful and fun conversation.