Trumpet by Jackie Kay

About the book

The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret. Unbeknown to all but his wife Millie, Joss was a woman living as a man. The discovery is most devastating for their adopted son, Colman, whose bewildered fury brings the press to the doorstep and sends his grieving mother to the sanctuary of a remote Scottish village.

Reviewed by LGBT Reading Group

A brilliant story about love transcending conventional stereotypes of gender and the shock of discovery. Poetic and lyrical writing; fine character vignettes.
Star rating ****

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