Senior Distinguished Artist-in-Residence P. Carl wrote about 22 books that helped him transition, including Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric.
About Jeanette Winterson’s Sexing the Cherry, P. Carl writes:
The novel is about a mother named Dog Woman who has pockmarks on her face big enough to hold fleas, and her son Jordan, who adores her. It is a fairytale that subverts male power and questions the dichotomy of gender roles.
Read the piece on Lithub.com, and read about P. Carl’s book Becoming A Man: A Story of a Transition on Emerson Today.