2010 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalist
House of Anansi Press
About the Book
In 1968, in remote coastal Labrador, a child is born who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. The three people who know the secret – the baby’s parents and a trusted neighbour – decide to raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self – a girl he thinks of as Annabel – is never entirely extinguished, and is secretly nurtured by the women in his life.
About the Author
Kathleen Winter has written dramatic and documentary scripts for Sesame Street and CBC Television. Her first collection of short stories, boYs, was the winner of the Winterset Award and Metcalfe-Rooke Award. Her brother, Michael Winter, is also nominated for this prize. A long-time resident of St. John’s, Newfoundland, she now lives in Montreal.