Haunting and visceral, this memoir in verse perfectly captures what it is like to live on the margins of a society, illustrating the exquisite agony of discovering your identity and becoming your own person. — Bethany Marsfelder
Some books take the whole of a lifetime to write.
I Am Only a Foreigner Because You Do Not Understand continues Flocks, L. Nichols's graphic memoir of growing up trans in the rural South. These comics document L.'s further transition, from living as a man to walking the middle path, facing depression, disease, divorce and death. Healing leaves scars, things fall apart, and pronouns change until there is no I, there is only us.