Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
- Author: Kai Cheng Thom
- Publisher: Zubaan
- ISBN: 9789385932649
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom is the highly sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents’ abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom. Striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger-than-life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the Street of Miracles. Under the wings of this fierce and fabulous flock, Dearly blossoms into the woman she has always dreamed of being, with a little help from the unscrupulous Doctor Crocodile. When one of their number is brutally murdered, the protagonist joins her sisters in forming a vigilante gang to fight back against the transphobes, violent johns, and cops that stalk the Street of Miracles. But when things go terribly wrong, she must find the truth within herself in order to stop the violence and discover what it really means to grow up and find your family.
In 2021, we hosted a conversation between Kai Cheng Thom and Jordy Rosenberg about trans writing. Watch the event here:
We also discussed Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars in our Reading For Change event, focusing on SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities. Watch the conversation between author Kai Cheng Thom and writer and researcher Nadika Nadja here!