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Call Me Nathan

Words by Catherine Castro

Art by Quentin Zuttion

Translated by Evan McGorray

Paperback with flaps, 144 pp, $19.99

Assigned female at birth, Nathan spends his formative years facing questions without answers. As puberty hits and begins to change his body, it all just feels wrong, and something needs to change for it to feel right. He finds himself at a crucial crossroads. Becoming oneself is the work of a lifetime, no matter our gender, sexuality, or refusal to be limited by such categorisations. 

For Nathan, his courageous first steps towards discovering his true self happen through transition. Based on a true story, Catherine Castro and Quentin Zuttion explore the tenacity and bravery that such a journey entails while society continues to wrestle with the meaning of identity. 

Call Me Nathan issues a moving call for understanding, a powerful denunciation of prejudice, and a celebration of everything it means to love.

Catherine Castro

Catherine Castro is a reporter for Marie Claire. The author of several books, her investigations have led her to explore gender issues around the world.

Quentin Zuttion

Quentin Zuttion is an author and illustrator of graphic novels. His work explores bodies, modern love stories and quests of self-discovery. He currently lives in France.


"Castro’s debut with artist Zuttion (The White Lady) is a deeply empathetic coming-of-age tale, based on the real life experiences of Castro’s friends . . . This heartfelt and accessible work will appeal to any reader grappling with personal identity or processing revelations within their own family."
— Publishers Weekly
"Call Me Nathan doesn’t glamourise the trans experience, but shows it in a very real light. It shows the pain that trans people go through when their identities are denied. It shows the harm that going through the wrong puberty can do to us. It shows how hard it is to fight just to be seen as yourself. But just as importantly, it shows how wonderful and affirming it is when you get that."
— Set the Tape
"[The book] will help readers who find themselves craving some clarity around the topic, if not just an outstretched hand that says, “You’re not alone”."
— Buzz Magazine