The Illusionist, Dinitia Smith (1999)

A novel, this fictional tale is loosely based on Brandon Teena’s experiences in Humboldt, Nebraska. The plot revolves around Dean Lilly’s arrival in Sparta, New York and his romantic relationships with a number of women residents. A transgender amateur magician, Dean Lilly eventually incurs the wrath of two local men intent on exposing the facts of his past life.

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