Alan McCluskey’s Novels
All Alan McCluskey’s books are about the self-empowerment of the young, girls in particular, in a world that tends to curtail their opportunities, belittle their abilities and discourage them from doing great things. His books also explore the difficulties of those whose gender and sexuality lie beyond the dominant binary divide between boy and girl. His goal in writing fiction is to imagine inspiring ways forward, despite the difficulties thrown in the way of these young people.
The Boy & Girl Saga
The Boy & Girl Saga tells the tale of Peter, a young boy who dresses and lives as a girl, and Kate, the exiled daughter of a magician from another world. From their chance encounter blossoms a deepening friendship thanks to which they uncover a number of shared gifts, notably the ability to heal. The two also discover they have a talent for leadership as they gather others around them in their struggles to right wrongs and fend off the attacks of adults bent on curbing the freedom of young girls.