Far Rockaway, NY (Vocus) October 1, 2010
From author Eunique comes a unique tale of finding one’s happiness amid a world filled with prejudice and “school bullies.” Readers will be engaged in the gripping pages of She’s Not My Son, a touching story following the exploits of a hermaphrodite.
Born to loving parents, Brandon Eunique Richardson was no ordinary child. The day he was born was also the day that doomed him to a life of loneliness and insecurities. He was born a hermaphrodite, a person with both male and female reproductive organs. His doctor, however, pointed out that after several examinations, Brandon was more of a male than a female and that he could undergo an operation that would remove his female organ. But his parents decided that unless it was a hundred percent sure, they would not allow any operation and that they would let their child grow up to be a normal boy.
Nonetheless, Brandon’s childhood and teenage years were everything but normal. His schoolmate Regina Grant, after discovering Brandon’s secret, made sure that every waking day of his life in school was a living nightmare. An outcast and a good outlet for school bullies, Brandon went through several psychological challenges. The ridicule and torment went on until Regina moved away after graduation.
Now, twenty years later, Brandon has established a good and peaceful life, away from discrimination and closer to his one, true love. But his life is once again stirred as Regina Grant resurfaces, ready to reveal his new secret. With humor and wit intertwined between scandals and murder, She’s Not My Son is a transfixing book bound to entertain and inspire any reader.
This book will be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY, on November 2-5, 2010. For more information, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Born in Harlem, New York, the author writes under the pseudonym Eunique. At the age of twelve, Eunique developed a passion for reading when she discovered such authors as Maya Angelou, Peri Thomas, Louise Jenkins, Claude Brown, and Alice Childress. While reading these books, she felt a deep connection and an understanding of their stories, because they wrote life, as she knew it in Harlem. She was able to visualize and associate neighborhoods with its street life. It was not until later in life that she attended and graduated from Plaza College, where her Creative Writing teacher discovered she had a talent for writing fiction and suggested she continue to do so. Not only does she enjoy reading, she sits quietly and enjoys writing from her dining room table.
She's Not My Son * by Eunique
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 128 pages; 978-1-4500-0657-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99 128 pages; 978-1-4500-0658-3
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