Little Fish by Casey Plett

37514015After reading Casey Plett’s short story collection A Safe Girl to Love, which you can download for free on her website, I knew she’d forever be on my “authors I automatically read” list. I pre-ordered her new novel, Little Fish, so I could read it right away, and it exceeded all my expectations.

“Wendy Reimer is a thirty-year-old trans woman who comes across evidence that her late grandfather—a devout Mennonite farmer—might have been transgender himself.”

This story is perfection. It’s honest and raw, with characters (and dialogue!) that are so realistic, I felt like I was right there inside the story. It was like being a silent, unnamed member of this circle of friends. I laughed with these characters, I was angry for them, I felt their grief. It left me thinking more about generational differences, religious differences, our choices in life, and finding ways to be at peace.

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