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Almond, Quartz, and Finch

What if there was a land where children were raised without gender until they grew old enough to choose for themselves? Fans of Ursula K. LeGuin’s EarthSea will relish this proud, loving homage to the golden age of fantasy, in which gender identity is explored in a contemporary way.

As the ritual of Naming approaches, brash Quartz already knows the path ahead, while watchful Almond feels torn, fearing that any choice will disappoint someone in the family. Prowling through secret fortress tunnels, Almond and Quartz overhear a villainous plot: an ambitious underling schemes to seize power from Finch, the rightful Irzemi heir. Aided by a wise orchard-keeper and other surprising allies, Quartz and Almond invent a desperate plan to help Finch fight to keep the throne. In a richly imagined world, sustained by the power of family both born and made, three young rainbow humans make personal sacrifices and claim their identities in a time of strife.

“This book, along with Bunker’s earlier stellar novel, Zenobia July, firmly places Lisa Bunker as a premier writer for the LGBTQ+ community.”   –San Francisco Book Review

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Fans of Ursula K. LeGuin’s EarthSea will relish this proud, loving homage to the golden age of fantasy, in which gender identity is explored in a contemporary way.

What if there was a land where children were raised without gender until they grew old enough to choose for themselves?The Nezel lived in such a land but were forced to flee, becoming refugee servants in the desert realm of Irzem. Despite the hostility of their new masters, they continue to practice their Way as best they can.

As the ritual of Naming approaches, brash Quartz already knows the path ahead, while watchful Almond feels torn, fearing that any choice will disappoint someone in the family. Prowling through secret fortress tunnels, Almond and Quartz overhear a villainous plot: an ambitious underling schemes to seize power from Finch, the rightful Irzemi heir.

Aided by a wise orchard-keeper and other surprising allies, Quartz and Almond invent a desperate plan to help Finch fight to keep the throne. In a richly imagined world, sustained by the power of family both born and made, three young rainbow humans make personal sacrifices and claim their identities in a time of strife.

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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .5 in