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Perfect Peace
by Daniel Black

Published: 2010-03-16
Hardcover : 352 pages
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The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have

When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her ...
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The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family’s attempt to grapple with their mother’s desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have

When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, “You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain’t what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon’ be a boy. It’ll be a little strange at first, but you’ll get used to it, and this’ll be over after while.” From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.

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  "A Great Surprise"by tboyd81 (see profile) 11/24/12

Before reading this book, I didn't think I would get much out of it or truly enjoy it. However, the story was fantastic. The characters are rich and well thought out. There's a character for everyone... (read more)

 
  "A Perfect Read"by flipreads84 (see profile) 06/07/12

The story is set in a very poor southern african american community in 1940-50's. The description of community life reasonated with some of my early life experiences. I loved the characters. I've passed... (read more)

 
  "Perfect Peace by Daniel Black"by lindawannaknow1 (see profile) 01/06/12

Easy, quick read ... couldn't put it down. Characters stayed with me. Issues were real life. Family was central. Hope inspite of problems. A must read for people who can identify with real life issues.... (read more)

 
  "Perfect Peace"by factoryofideas (see profile) 07/02/11

Started off okay, but as book progressed, author seemed to include any/every possible societal stigma resulting in a confusing and far-fetched story.

 
  "Great Read!!"by hrchargois (see profile) 04/12/11

Everyone can relate to something or someone in this book.

 
  "Finding The Perfect Peace"by Wits-End (see profile) 03/01/11

Perfect Peace is interesting story told with rich southern characters that the author has breathe life in order to create characters that come alive in your mind. The characters were three dimensional... (read more)

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