A new edition of the acclaimed debut story collection by two-time Lambda Literary Award winner Casey Plett.
From the author of Little Fish (Amazon First Novel Award Winner, 2019) and A Dream of a Woman comes eleven unique short stories featuring young trans women stumbling through loss, sex, harassment, and love in settings ranging from a rural Mennonite town to a hipster gay bar in Brooklyn. These stories, shiny with whiskey and prairie sunsets, rattling subways and neglected cats, show growing up as a trans girl can be charming, funny, frustrating, or sad, but never will it be predictable.
A Safe Girl to Love, winner of the The Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction, was first published in 2014. Now back in print after a long absence, this new edition includes an afterword by the author.
Casey Plett is the author of the novel Little Fish and the short story collections A Dream of a Woman and A Safe Girl to Love; co-editor of the anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers; and the publisher at LittlePuss Press. She wrote a column on transitioning for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Maclean’s, The Walrus, Plenitude, the Winnipeg Free Press, and other publications. She is the winner of two Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction, winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and she received an Honour of Distinction from The Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. She lives in Windsor, Ontario.
Published: June 2023
“An astounding debut by an original new literary voice.” — Zoe Whittall, author of The Spectacular and The Best Kind of People
“Casey Plett’s stories are exquisite, riveting, transformative, reasonably pissed off and joyously and riskily generous in the audience they imagine.” — Trish Salah, author of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1 and Wanting in Arabic