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Alex feels like he is in the wrong body. His skin feels strange against his bones. And then comes Tracy, who thinks he's adorably awkward, who wants to kiss him, who makes him feel like a Real Boy. But it is not quite enough. Something is missing. Is the missing piece a part of Alex himself?

As Alex grapples with his identity, he finds himself trying on dresses and swiping on lipstick in the quiet of his bedroom. He meets Andre, a gay boy who is beautiful and unafraid to be who he is. Slowly, Alex begins to realize: Maybe his name isn't Alex at all. Maybe it's Sasha Masha.

Transgender author Agnes Borinksy deftly explores gender identity and queer romance in this heart-wrenchingly honest debut novel.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9780374310806
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 27/01/2021
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
  • Imprint: Farrar Straus Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: $32.99

Alex feels like he is in the wrong body. His skin feels strange against his bones. And then comes Tracy, who thinks he's adorably awkward, who wants to kiss him, who makes him feel like a Real Boy. But it is not quite enough. Something is missing. Is the missing piece a part of Alex himself?

As Alex grapples with his identity, he finds himself trying on dresses and swiping on lipstick in the quiet of his bedroom. He meets Andre, a gay boy who is beautiful and unafraid to be who he is. Slowly, Alex begins to realize: Maybe his name isn't Alex at all. Maybe it's Sasha Masha.

Transgender author Agnes Borinksy deftly explores gender identity and queer romance in this heart-wrenchingly honest debut novel.

Author Information

Agnes Borinsky is a playwright and performer, originally from Baltimore and currently living in Los Angeles. Her plays have been produced and developed by Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Target Margin, Page 73, Ensemble Studio Theatre, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Masrah Ensemble in Beirut, Upstream Theater in St. Louis, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and her writing has appeared in n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Slate, and HowlRound. A 2014–2015 LMCC Workspace resident, Agnes was a member of Youngblood from 2010 to 2016. She has otherwise performed and developed work in basements, backyards, bars, circus tents, and theaters. Sasha Masha is her debut novel.

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