1952. Standing in a cold Suffolk field with her family, 6-year-old Mary Ward has a revelation: I am not Mary. That is a mistake. I am not a girl. I’m a boy. So begins Mary’s heroic struggle to change gender. Moving from the claustrophobic rural community of the 1950s to London in the swinging 60s and beyond to the glitter of Nashville, Tennessee, capital of country music, this book is the story of a journey to find a place of safety and fulfilment in a savage and confusing world.