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Soar, Adam, Soar
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Soar, Adam, Soar
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"Coming out. Coming in. Coming home."
Adam D. Prashaw's life was full of surprises from the moment he was born. Assigned female at birth, and with parents who had been expecting a boy, he spent years living as "Rebecca Danielle Adam Prashaw" before coming to terms with being a transgender man. Adam captured hearts with his humour, compassion, and intensity. After a tragic accident cut his life short, he left a legacy of changed lives and a trove of social media posts documenting his life, relationships, transition, and struggles with epilepsy, all with remarkable transparency and directness.
In Soar, Adam, Soar, his father, a former priest, retells Adam's story alongside his son's own words. From early childhood, through coming out first as a lesbian and then as a man, his battles with epilepsy and refusal to give in, it chronicles Adam's drive to define himself, his joyful spirit, and his love of life, which continues to conquer all.
"Coming out. Coming in. Coming home."
Adam D. Prashaw's life was full of surprises from the moment he was born. Assigned female at birth, and with parents who had been expecting a boy, he spent years living as "Rebecca Danielle Adam Prashaw" before coming to terms with being a transgender man. Adam captured hearts with his humour, compassion, and intensity. After a tragic accident cut his life short, he left a legacy of changed lives and a trove of social media posts documenting his life, relationships, transition, and struggles with epilepsy, all with remarkable transparency and directness.
In Soar, Adam, Soar, his father, a former priest, retells Adam's story alongside his son's own words. From early childhood, through coming out first as a lesbian and then as a man, his battles with epilepsy and refusal to give in, it chronicles Adam's drive to define himself, his joyful spirit, and his love of life, which continues to conquer all.
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  • Rick Prashaw has had a diverse career as a journalist, Catholic priest, executive director of a national NGO, and political staff to members of Parliament. He is a winner of the National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award. Rick lives in Ottawa.

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  • Library Journal

    February 1, 2019

    When former priest Rick Prashaw's wife was pregnant, she was certain they were having a boy, and even after the child was assigned female at birth, the couple decided to keep Adam as part of their baby's name. "Rebecca Danielle Adam Prashaw" taught his father the power of names, what they hold and how they contain us, especially--but not exclusively--for individuals who identify as transgender. Here, Prashaw, drawing on the words of his late son, relates Adam's coming out as a transgender man, not as something that happened in an event or as a lightbulb moment, but rather that "Adam was there all along." Prashaw captures Adam's challenges with embodiment, not only in relation to gender and sex but also through his struggles with epilepsy. Photos evoke a sense of physical battle, with scars on Adam's face serving as a testament to his great strength. With the honest and empathetic tone of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, this account diverges from foundational memoirs such as Kate Bornstein's Gender Outlaw, Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues, and Julie Serano's Whipping Girl because of its mostly secondhand nature. VERDICT Prashaw's compassionate, authentic, and wise words make this a powerful contribution to the emerging genre of transgender life writing.--Emily Bowles, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

    Copyright 2019 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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    January 1, 2019
    ?Adam was born in the wrong body?a boy in a girl's?though it would be 20 years before he came out as transgender and began his transition. But there is a much more to his story than this. From a very young age, he was diagnosed with epilepsy. He would undergo two brain surgeries to attempt to correct this condition, the first operation being unsuccessful. The second appeared to succeed; it was two months without a seizure when Adam, then 22, suffered another episode when he was alone in a hot tub. By the time he was discovered, he had been underwater for 12 minutes. Though a medical team worked heroically to save him, it was too late. In death, he helped others to live, however, by having chosen in life to be an organ donor. His decision helped save four lives. Rick Prashaw, Adam's father, celebrates life in this moving memoir, joined, in a sense, by Adam himself, whose musings and social-media posts enrich the narrative. The result is both specific and universal.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2019, American Library Association.)

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