Sunday, August 14, 2011

Self-Published Transgender Book: REFUSE by Elliott DeLine

Here's another post about a book that was self-published. I find it more than interesting, being that I don't see many books out in this genre from publishers. In fact, I really, really like this one a lot. Please take the time to check it out and see what it's all about. I like that the author added a few product details. I'm sure this one is going on my TBR list as soon as I'm finished reading the books I have left for the Rabinbow Awards.

I'm always harping about how we never see much about the T and the B in LGBT. Well, here you go. Check it out and learn something new.

About the Author: Elliott DeLine is an American independent and freelance writer, born on August 14th, 1988 in Syracuse, New York. Currently he lives in North Syracuse, with family and a brown tabby named Tiger (his best friend of 15 years). Elliott is also a university student and works at a public library. His controversial personal essay "Stuck at the Border Between the Sexes" was featured in The New York Times Modern Love series in the spring of 2011. 'Refuse', his debut novel, is available in ebook and print as of April 2011. Elliott enjoys nature, books, music, scowling, and writing about himself in the third person.


"All writers are born in the wrong body, but it happens to be the reader’s good fortune that Elliott DeLine was literally born in the wrong body – even if he would never use a tacky cliché like that. 'Refuse' is a stunning debut “novoir” about an over-observant young outsider with really great hair who is outside everything – including the transgender community – but keeps a great deal bottled up inside. Funny, cynical, tough, vulnerable, honest, deluded, sagacious, self-loving and self-loathing, 'Refuse' is irresistible."

-Mark Simpson, author of Saint Morrissey

Book Description:

Dean, a 22 year old female-to-male-transsexual, is no LGBT poster boy. Unemployed, depressed, mid-transition, and still living in the upstairs bedroom of his parents’ house in a conservative suburb, he can think of little to do but write his memoir. In the third person, he tells the tale of his would-be love affair with his college roommate, Colin, another trans man with a girlfriend and a successful indie rock band.

Words: 80468 (approximate)
Language: English
Available in ebook and print here:

*7/31: Ebook Will remain 'You Pick Price' until 8/14/11*

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Michele_lm said...

Awesome! I think I'll have to look into this one for the review site...

ryan field said...

Glad you saw it. I'm going to buy it and read it myself.

Elliott said...

Anyone who wants to do a review, let me know if you do!

ryan field said...

A lot of authors set up google alerts, Elliot. This way you know if someone reviewed the book. I don't do google alerts because they clog up my inbox and confuse me. But a lot of authors swear by them.