In Tumbleweed, The Boy, author Ann Edmead, born a male, recounts the painful but ultimately triumphant story of her life.
It all begins when two brothers are put into a children's home as babies after their mother dies and their father gives up custody. The boys' lives are riddled with sexual abuse by older boys. When the brothers leave the home at fifteen, one of them, who is very effeminate, falls victim to sexual manipulation, playing on the only skill he knows. Suicidal and in despair, he is helped by medical professionals and transitions to female, becoming Ann.
While Ann's brother's fate is not a happy one, Ann ultimately finds love with a wonderful partner. But she is left asking important questions. Why were Ann and her brother not protected by the system that was supposed to take care of the children? How could the damage to Ann and her brother been avoided? Tumbleweed the Boy is written with gripping honesty, profiling an unforgettable and fascinating life.
About the Author:
Ann Edmead lives in London. She is currently writing her next book, Windows, which is about the spiritual aspect of not belonging and the subject of identity.