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The Complicated Geography of Alice Paperback – December 1, 2014
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From the Back Cover
Until the age of fifteen, Alice was a smart-mouthed, wannabe soldier boy named Jordan with a penchant for trouble, a weakness for pharmaceuticals and an enormous secret.
"I'm always angry because I'm always sad, and I'm always sad because I'm a girl."
These were the words that changed everything.
The Complicated Geography of Alice is an intimate portrayal of a family in crisis told with humor and love by a mother who believes that her daughter is going to blaze a brave new path if she can just keep her sober long enough to grow up.
"A lovingly told, harrowing story of a mother trying every tactic to save her transgender child. Jules Vilmur's book will haunt you and humanize people who struggle with complicated gender. I won't forget Alice's story. - Everett Maroon, author of Bumbling into Body Hair
"Jules Vilmur takes the wonder, joy, sadness, and terror of careening through a life that suddenly feels out of control and makes great art out of it. This book is a tremendous gift to Alice, and to us." - Brendan Halpin, author of Donorboy
About the Author
Jules Vilmur majored in Community Studies at UC Santa Cruz where she also studied Resistance Literature and Therapeutic Writing. She lives in California's Central Valley with her husband and too many greyhounds.
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This vivid, personal perspective of addiction and gender transition sends light into places many may have never known existed, even those all too familiar with the difficulties of both. If only every parent could respond to their child with, "I'm sorry for anything I ever did to make it worse or make you feel bad.”
Giving this to my middle school goddaughter
and hoping this book goes "viral".
Thanks, Jules, for sharing this story.