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"A remarkable achievement, a story so richly drawn – in both senses of the word – that it will pull you, headlong, into a bottomless world of hopes, fears, dreams and the all-too-real prejudice witnessed by its author."— SCOTT McCLOUD"Cruse's visceral, visual account of America's recent past contributes with grace and force to what we can only continue to hope is history's bend toward justice." — ALISON BECHDEL, from her introductionThe groundbreaking, award-winning semi autobiographical graphic novel returns in a new 15th anniversary edition featuring an introduction by Alison Bechdel, award-winning author of Fun Home.In the 1960s American South, a young gas-station attendant named Toland Polk is rejected from the Army draft for admitting "homosexual tendencies," and falls in with a close-knit group of young locals yearning to break from the conformity of their hometown through civil rights activism, folk music and upstart communality of race-mixing, gay-friendly nightclubs. Toland's story is both deeply personal and epic in scope, as his search for identity plays out against the brutal fight over segregation, an unplanned pregnancy and small-town bigotry, aided by an unforgettable supporting cast.

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Written by: Howard Cruse

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On Sale Date:
Jun 2 2010

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