Exclusive excerpts from Edmund White’s A Boy’s Own Story

One of acclaimed novelist Edmund White’s semi-autobiographical books has been adapted into a graphic novel format with The story of a boy.

The novel, originally published in 1982, was hailed as a cross between JD Salinger and Oscar Wilde by the New York Times. The novel was a powerful contribution to the literature that pioneered the representation of homosexuality and the empowerment that arose from the Stonewall riots and subsequent gay rights era.

Here is the official description:

The story of a boy is now a classic coming-of-age story, but with a twist: the young protagonist is growing up gay during one of the most oppressive times in American history. Set in the time and place of author Edmund White’s adolescence, the 1950s Midwest, the novel became an instant bestseller and, for many readers, was not just about gay identity, but the pain of being a child. in a broken family while looking for love in a world that is anything but stable. Yet the book quickly contributed to the empowerment literature that arose from the Stonewall riots and subsequent gay rights era. Readers are still swept up in the thoughts and dry humor of the main character, and many today are shocked by the sexually confessional and daring nature of his revelations, humorous observations, comic situations and scenes which the strangely erudite young narrator describes. of the tenderness of his solitude, and the vivid pain of his imagination. The story of a boy it’s lyrical, witty, cheeky, and authentic.

Now, to breathe new life into this historical novel for today’s readers, White is joined by co-writers Brian Alessandro and Michael Carroll and artist Igor Karash for a stunning graphic novel performance. The poetic undertones of White’s language flow across lavishly painted panels that evoke 1950s Cincinnati, 1980s Paris, and every dreamlike moment in between. The result is a creative adaptation of the 1982 original The story of a boy with further personal and historical elements of the life of the authors.

Top Shelf Productions release Edmund White’s Story of a Boy: The Graphic Novel today.

LRM Online has some exclusive excerpts from the graphic novel that tells part of the story and the fascinating artwork.

Check out the excerpts below. Let us know what you think of them.

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Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Top Shelf Productions

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