Thu, Feb 16|
Book Club: Detransition, Baby
A whipsmart debut about three very different women--transgender and cisgender--whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex.
Time & Location
Feb 16, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Amsterdam, Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the Event
A whipsmart debut about three very different women--transgender and cisgender--whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex
Reese almost had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York City, a job she didn't hate. She had scraped together what previous generations of trans women could only dream of: a life of mundane, bourgeois comforts. The only thing missing was a child. But then her girlfriend, Amy, detransitioned and became Ames, and everything fell apart. Now Reese is caught in a self-destructive pattern: avoiding her loneliness by sleeping with married men.
Ames isn't happy either. He thought detransitioning to live as a man would make life easier, but that decision cost him his relationship with Reese--and losing her meant losing his only family. Even though their romance is over, he longs to find a way back to her. When Ames's boss and lover, Katrina, reveals that she's pregnant with his baby--and that she's not sure whether she wants to keep it--Ames wonders if this is the chance he's been waiting for. Could the three of them form some kind of unconventional family--and raise the baby together?
This provocative debut is about what happens at the emotional, messy, vulnerable corners of womanhood that platitudes and good intentions can't reach. Torrey Peters brilliantly and fearlessly navigates the most dangerous taboos around gender, sex, and relationships, gifting us a thrillingly original, witty, and deeply moving novel.
Book club with book
+€0.63 service fee
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Book club (without book)
+€0.38 service fee
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where will this event take place?
The Labour Dept is located in the heart of Amsterdam west at 68 Postjesweg. Our Space is easy to get to by foot, bike or public transport (7, 17, 18, 1)
Does it matter where in my parenthood journey I am?
Unless specified, from pregnancy, to postpartum to raising teens- you're welcome to attend our events at any stage of your parenthood journey.
What facilities are available for babies?
We have a diaper changing station, water heater for bottles, breastfeeding chair and pillow and plenty of multisensory interactive toys for your mini.
What language will be spoken?
It's not uncommon for a group at The Labour Dept. to be made up with people from over 5 different countries. To accommodate our diverse community, all of our classes are taught in English.
How many people can I expect?
We like to keep things small in order to create an environment that facilitates community! On average we have between 5 and 15 participants.
Can I bring my mini?
We love babies and kids! Most of our events are mini friendly, if you're unsure please don't hesitate to send us an email email@example.com
Can I bring my stroller or pram?
Our space is small, please avoid bringing a pram. Stroller parking is outside.
Where can I see what else is coming up?
This page has all of our upcoming events broken down by pregnancy, postpartum, parenthood and mini :-)