Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Transgression by Theo Fenraven

Transgression by Theo Fenraven, is a fine romance that details the coming together of two unlikely individuals, and the barriers they need to overcome to do so.  On a deeper level it is a story that addresses the societal stigma that virtually mandates heterosexuality for those in the public eye.

In other words, if our heroes and role models are found to be other than “straight” can they continue to be successful and revered?  Or, will they be ostracized and be brought crashing down?

It also speaks to the horrible prejudices that many transgender people must endure.  When do you tell a prospective partner that you were not born in your presenting gender?  What indignities must you put up with to earn a living and survive?  Can you demonstrate your true self and not suffer the crushing self-esteem issues that result in almost constant insecurity and self-doubt?

Lastly, one of the things I especially enjoyed about this book, and actually a word of caution, it depicts a confluence of events that result in a situation that generates extreme anxiety for the protagonists. This is so realistically portrayed that it resulted in a small panic attack for this reader as it brought up some flashbacks of forgotten events. See if it doesn’t do so for you!

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