Morgan Thomas’s Manywhere features lush and uncompromising stories about characters crossing geographical borders and gender binaries.
These nine stories witness Southern queer and genderqueer characters determined to find themselves reflected in the annals of history, at whatever cost.
A trans woman finds her independence through the purchase of a pregnancy bump. A young Virginian flees their relationship to immerse themselves in the life of an intersex person from Colonial-era Jamestown. And in the uncanny title story, a young trans person brings home a replacement daughter for their elderly father.
Winding between reinvention and remembrance, transition and transcendence, these origin stories rebound across centuries. With warm, meticulous emotional intelligence, Thomas uncovers how the stories we borrow to understand ourselves in turn shape the people we become. Ushering in a new form of queer mythmaking, Manywhere introduces a storyteller of uncommon range and talent.