SOAR, ADAM, SOAR

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"We all need help,

love and support.

No judgment."

- Adam, 2015

 

Books

Dewey, Divas and the Dudes Winter 2019

CBC Spring 2019 Non-Fiction List #3

Booklist

Ingram June 2019 Pride Catalogue (USA)

Globe and Mail review, Elizabeth Renzetti, June 15, 2019

After The Podcast Ends, Heather Down, July 2015

 

“Coming out, Coming in, Coming home”

Adam Prashaw’s life was full of surprises, from the moment he was born. Assigned female at birth, and with parents who had been expecting a boy, he spent years living as “Rebecca Danielle Adam Prashaw”, before coming to terms with being a transgender man. Adam captured hearts with his humour, compassion and intensity. After a tragic accident cut his life short, he left a legacy of changed lives and a trove of social media posts documenting his life, relationships, transition and struggles with epilepsy, all with remarkable transparency and directness.

 

In Soar, Adam, Soar, his father, a former priest, retells Adam’s story alongside his son’s own words. From early childhood through first coming out as a lesbian and then as a man, and his battles with epilepsy and refusal to give in, it chronicles Adam’s desire to define himself, his joyful spirit and his love of life which continues to conquer all. 

 

Honouring a decision Adam made at 16, four of his organs are donated to save other lives. In a remarkable twist, the brave young man’s great heart was given to another man and another great heart, John Dickhout, who made himself known to Adam’s family and became one of many of the living proofs of Adam’s continued presence as a teacher, a guide, and an inspiration.

ISBN 9781459742765

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Soar, Adam, Soar

 

ENDORSEMENTS & REVIEWS

Rick Prashaw, Adam's father, celebrates life in this moving memoir – joined, in a sense, by Adam himself, whose musings and social-media posts enrich the narrative. The result is both specific and universal.

 

 

Booklist, Michael Cart, American Libraries Association

A remarkable story by a remarkable father.

 

 

Tomson Highway

(American Libraries Assn)

You offer such incredible insight and contagious gratitude as does Adam through you.

Kat Powderly

President

Responsible Communications

Dr. Colleen Humbert

Editor and Academic

Digby, Nova Scotia

 The Author

Photo: Stacey Croucher