In 1992, in a small prairie Canadian town Aaron Gourlay is a 14-year-old boy who asserts that he is female, a claim that no one in Aaron's life will accept - except for Nadine, a single mom desperate to save her son. After an unsuccessful suicide attempt Aaron begs Nadine to call on town outlier and loner, Al Klassen, a rancher familiar with castrating calves to perform a radical procedure.
Tara Gereaux's first book, Size of a Fist (Thistledown Press, 2015), was nominated for two 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her writing has been published in several literary magazines and has won awards, including the City of Regina Writing Award in 2016 and 2019. After graduating with an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, Gereaux worked as a story editor and writer in film and television for ten years. A Métis from the Qu'Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan, Gereaux lived in B.C. for nearly two decades before returning to her home on the prairie.