Review: For Today I am A Boy by Kim Fu


With her debut novel For Today I Am A Boy, Chinese-Canadian writer Kim Fu has attracted comparisons to Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex and to bestselling author Amy Tan. They’re big claims – not arrant, though a bit facile – that this delicate, queer bildungsroman at least partly justifies.

<p></p>The novel is narrated by Peter Huang, a Chinese-Canadian boy growing up in Ontario amid three sisters: Adele, the romantic one; Helen, the studious one, and wild younger Bonnie.

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