A Year Without a Name: A Memoir by Cyrus Grace DunhamA Year Without a Name: A Memoir by Cyrus Grace Dunham

A Year Without a Name: A Memoir

byCyrus Grace Dunham

Hardcover | October 15, 2019

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From "an extraordinary new voice," a "passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable" meditation on queerness, family, and desire. (Mary Karr)

For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations--lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman--until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable.

Moving between Grace and Cyrus, Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted. Written with disarming emotional intensity in a voice uniquely theirs, A Year Without a Name is a potent, thrillingly unresolved queer coming of age story.

Named one of Fall 2019's Most Anticipated Books by:
Time
NYLON
Vogue
ELLE
Buzzfeed
Bustle
O Magazine
Cyrus Grace Dunham is a writer and organizer living in Los Angeles. This is their first book.
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Title:A Year Without a Name: A MemoirFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8.5 × 5.8 × 0.85 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.8 × 0.85 inPublished:October 15, 2019Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316444960

ISBN - 13:9780316444965

Reviews

From the Author

"Cyrus Grace Dunham has written a classic memoir--passionate and clear eyed and unputdownable. Bravo to this extraordinary new voice." --Mary KarrFor as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations--lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman--until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable.Beginning as Grace and ending as Cyrus, Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted. Written with disarming emotional intensity in a voice uniquely theirs, A Year Without a Name is a potent, thrillingly unresolved meditation on queerness, family, and desire.

Editorial Reviews

"Cyrus Grace Dunham haslong lived just off to the side of the spotlight. In their memoir, they centerthemselves in the light and tell the moving story of the year of their gendertransition."-BUSTLE