By Kathleen Winter
In 1968, into the gorgeous, spare atmosphere of distant coastal Labrador, a mysterious baby is born: a toddler who seems to be neither absolutely boy nor woman, yet either instantly. in basic terms 3 everyone is aware about the key - the baby's mom and dad, Jacinta and Treadway, and a depended on neighbour, Thomasina. jointly the adults make a tricky determination: to elevate the kid as a boy named Wayne. yet as Wayne grows to maturity in the hyper-masculine searching tradition of his father, his shadow-self - a woman he thinks of as "Annabel"- is rarely fullyyt extinguished, and certainly is secretly nurtured through the ladies in his existence.
Haunting and sweeping in scope, Annabel is a compelling story approximately one person's fight to find the reality in a tradition that shuns contradiction.
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