Shortly before making her final vows in 1600, Catalina de Erauso runs away from the nunnery in which she has been raised and disguises herself as a man in order to take up life in the New World, crossing over the frontiers of country and gender with her transitions. Enlisting as a soldier, de Erauso gambles, fights and boasts her way across the New World, before announcing the truth of her gender, and returning to Europe as a celebrity.
"The truth is this: that I am a woman!"
Unabridged, with a foreword by K.L. Webber.
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