By Julie Aitcheson
If you ask Roy Watkins who she is, she’ll glance you within the eye and say “an artist.” in the event you requested her no matter if she identifies as directly or homosexual, male or girl, proud-of-it trailer trash or hick city refugee, she’ll inform you to brain your personal rattling enterprise. As this designated coming of age tale unfolds, Roy unearths her maximum problem in defining herself earlier than the area does it for her—and she’s in no hurry to strength herself right into a slot.
Growing up Roy in a West Virginia trailer park within the early nineties is something, but if she provides up her adolescence love for a scholarship to snooty Winchester Academy within the hunt kingdom of Virginia, the country line isn’t the one boundary she’ll need to go to determine what she’s rather made of.
In the corporate of Reenie (Roy’s New Age trucker mom), her immigrant sweetheart Oscar, and the privileged Winchester women made up our minds to befriend her no matter if she likes it or no longer, Roy encounters one intersection after one other the place she needs to face the complicated nature of her identification, and the way it is going to form her future.
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Being Roy by Julie Aitcheson