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BOOK LIST:

LGBTQIA: Intersex - Fiction

Updated: July 2, 2021

A selection of novels where the main or underlying theme is intersexuality. More novels will be found under the keyword Intersex people fiction.


Annabel : a novel
Winter, Kathleen.

Set in a rural town in Labrador, Canada, a baby is born who does not appear to be distinctly male or female. 


Golden boy : a novel
Tarttelin, Abigail, 1987-
Call Number: YA

Born as an intersex baby, Max's family has been raising him in the most normal of ways, until some shattering events take place, which jar the life of this sixteen-year-old.

2014 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST 
WINNER OF THE 2014 ALEX AWARD 
BOOKLIST TOP 10 FIRST NOVEL OF 2013 
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013 

 

 


Ilario : the stone golem
Gentle, Mary.

Ilario escapes Spain and his/her position as King Rodrigo's freak, and travels to Carthage, Venice and finally to Constantinople. 

Book 2 in the series: Story of the first history.

 


Ilario: the lion's eye
Gentle, Mary.

This is the first book in a new fantasy series, set in medieval Carthage. The protagonist is the hermaphrodite Ilario, who is a talented painter from Iberia, but suffers the fate of being an outcast.

Book 1 in the series: Story of the first history.

 


In between
Hoppen, Jane,

When she is 14 years-old, Sophie Schmidt learns the truth about her birth, causing her to seek a better understanding of who she really is. She sets out for New York City where she meets gays, lesbians, transgender and transsexual people.


The left hand of darkness
Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Call Number: SF Ed.c

As part of the plot in this science fiction novel, Ursula Le Guin created the planet Gethen, whose inhabitants are "ambisexual" or of no fixed sex. Genly Ai, a native of Terra, is sent to Gethen to persuade its inhabitants to join his leader Ekumen. Among other factors the Gethens sexuality influences their outlook, and elicits some confusion for those from Terra. This novel is part of the Hainish Cycle, and has been very influential in the work of other writers.


Paul takes the form of a mortal girl : a novel
Lawlor, Andrea,

A daring, satirical take on gay/lesbian/queer theory/shapeshifting, gender-bending during the 1990s--maybe for all time.  Andrea Lawlor will leave readers breathless, laughing, confused and thoughtful.


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