Edmund White's A Boy's Own Story: The Graphic Novel OGN
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Edmund White's A Boy's Own Story: The Graphic Novel OGN

Writer: Michael Carroll, Alessandro, Brian, Edmund White Artist: Karash, Igor Publisher: Top Shelf Productions Release Date: January 4, 2023 Cover Price: $29.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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A landmark American novel, hailed by the New York Times as J.D. Salinger crossed with Oscar Wilde, is masterfully reimagined as a timeless graphic novel.
A Boy's Own Story is a now-classic coming-of-age story, but with a twist: the young protagonist is growing up gay during one of the most oppressive periods in American history. Set in the time and place of author Edmund White's adolescence, the Midwest of the 1950s, the novel became an immediate bestseller and, for many readers, was not merely about gay identity but the pain of being a child in a fractured family while looking for love in an anything-but-stable world. And yet the book qu more

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    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 4, 2023

    I can't speak to the quality of the adaptation, having not read the original novel, but I found this graphic novel to be an interesting biographical account of one man's adolescence and how he reconciled who he was with what society and a distant father pushed him to be. The artwork is exquisite, with painted panels that look like what a comic by Claude Monet might have been had he been born four decades later and gone down a different artistic path. While the most likely audience is LGBTQ comic readers, this book deserves a larger audience of art aficionados and those who can appreciate a good story about feeling lost in yourself. Read Full Review

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