by Vivian Zenari


by Vivian Zenari


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Gilda Peterborough has always worried about her twin, but when Pete deletes his Facebook page, she goes to red alert. Meanwhile, Pete and Gilda's mother Beth frets about both of her twins, neither of whom seem to be thriving. When Pete abruptly decides to move away from Edmonton to Montreal, Gilda decides to track him down. Beth tries to help by befriending Pete's former co-worker.

Pete (a.k.a. Philippa, a.k.a. Phil) is intersex, a biological fact Gilda believes is the root of all Pete's social problems. As far as Pete is concerned, however, the problems all lie with his twin, who is always on his case. Both Beth and Gilda hope to find Pete and somehow reconcile the family's unresolved past, which is haunted by the influence of Ralph Peterborough, a father who has never accepted his children for who they are.

In Montreal, Pete meets Philip McDonald, owner of the bed and breakfast where he and Beth lived when they were on the lam more than twenty years ago. Through Philip, Pete meets members of the LGBTQIA+ community and expands his quest for liberation in ways he never expected..

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771338998
Publisher: Inanna Publications
Publication date: 08/02/2022
Series: Inanna Poetry & Fiction
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Born in Edmonton to Italian immigrant parents, Vivian Zenari has worked as a librarian, technical editor, and post-secondary instructor of English literature and writing. Vivian has a PhD from the University of Alberta with a thesis on nineteenth-century American literature. Currently Vivian works for Athabasca University, where she teaches grammar, introduction to poetry and drama, film and literature, creative nonfiction, and fiction. Her writing has been published in literary magazines and journals, and her work has been included in a number of academic publications. She lives in Edmonton with her husband, son, and cat. Deuce is her debut novel.

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