By Michael Scott Monje Jr.,Athena Lynn Michaels-Dillon

Clay Dillon is neuroqueer, and he must make peace with it. After thirty years, he eventually is familiar with the reality: that he's and continuously has been autistic, and that the majority of his difficulties getting alongside got here from an absence of information of himself an absence that got here now not from being autistic, yet from having no wisdom of the space among what he knew of his personal wishes and what others anticipated them to be. this can be altering, even though, and the switch brings a freedom that's straight away nice and negative. It gives you him solutions, however it additionally alters his methods of perceiving himself. emotions that have been brushed off at puberty are speeding to the leading edge of his perceptions, and Clay is starting to query what his wishes are, or even who he's, as his international shifts round him.

"Clay's stream from compliance to defiance, from heteronormative and allistic functionality to honesty and internal energy, is narrated in transparent, attractive, and revelatory language." - N.I. Nicholson, writer of Novena (remixed) and Editor-in-Chief of Barking Sycamores

"Michael deftly navigates Clay's exploration of the moving limitations of disclosure and his struggles to stability his own lives, bringing either perception and unflinching honesty to the narrative." - Cynthia Kim, writer of i feel i would Be Autistic and Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappopriate

"For many people a late-in-life autism prognosis asks as many questions because it solutions. Defiant takes a naked bones technique in chatting with readers from that very angle." - S.R. Salas, writer of Black and White: a colourful examine existence at the Autism Spectrum

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