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195 pages, Kindle Edition
First published November 28, 2017
Ok, we pause this review for a quick confession.
I’m not entirely sure if Augustus is trans or intersex. The story was incredibly vague about this–or I was especially inept at taking the hint. There were several mentions of “cocks” but sometimes trans men refer to what would also be known as a clitoris that way, so I was a bit confused. And while the book does use the term hermaphrodite, I wasn’t sure it was referring to what we would call people who are intersex, or just catch-all term for those outside the strict binary gender system of the day. Lacking the more precise modern terminology, and relying on the contextual clues in the story, I’m going to be referring to Augustus as intersex. If I have got that wrong, I apologize and will be more than happy to correct the review at a later date. Now, back to the review…