"Bazhe has led what Leo Tolstoy or George Eliot might have called an epic life." --Lavender Magazine
"Vivid talent for powerhouse story telling. A remarkable, compelling read." --White Crane Journal
"Very well written, fast-paced, occasionally shocking. One of the worthier books I've read." --The Star Democrat
"Powerful read and certainly not one that one will forget in a hurry."--The Independent
From the Author
Meanwhile, his more than thirty-year search for hisbiological mother ends, and he tells her his life story, starting withhis lonely childhood and adolescence. After finding his "new mother" tobe very understanding, he reveals his first gay experience in the army,his desire for self-realization that caused scandals in the College ofNational Security, his escape to Turkey where he transformed into astunning "girl" after meeting a handsome wealthy man, and his return toYugoslavia where he wandered in the underground world of a country thatwas falling apart.
War is coming. And as Christian nationalismand Islamic fundamentalism rose, he experienced them directly, almostlosing his life. But he eventually succeeded in immigrating to America.Although he finds his biological mother, he ultimately discovers thatit is his adoptive mother's devotion that is irreplaceable.