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For the Love of God, Marie! by Jade Sarson

Winner - First Graphic Novel Competition 2014 Selected - Best of the Year, Forbidden Planet: Andy Oliver's Pick 2016 Selected - My Top 10 Books of 2016 - Pamreader Armistead Maupin meets Ab Fab in this sparkling, sexy comedy of manners that celebrates the life and loves of Marie and a cast of LBGT characters. "Marie is one of the most joyful, open and accepting characters I’ve ever encountered in the realms of fiction. This graphic novel is a glorious, hilarious, tender, heartbreaking yet liberating romp that will move you to laughter and tears and back again. It’s an absolute joy to read." - Pamreader Paperback: 240 pages Size: 170mm x 240mm



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This is Marie. Excuse the hair – she’s had a long night.

Marie is a girl with the gift of understanding, who is often misunderstood. At home and in her Catholic sixth form, she confounds family, friends and teachers with her innocent attempts to make everybody feel loved.

As we follow Marie from the 1960s to the 1990s, we find out what it means to be a spirited young woman from a religious household who believes that maybe, just maybe, God doesn’t care what you do with your body as long as it makes you happy. Because really, what harm can come from loving people?

With exuberant art and trademark lightness of touch, Sarson shows us how attitudes to love, sexuality and religion have changed over the last fifty years.

A beautiful Japanese-influenced graphic novel, this is the debut by the winner of the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition 2014.

"Brilliant, surprising… Beautifully drawn… I found [it] touching through to heartbreaking. This is the least erotic book I’ve encountered with a polyamorous lead; a bisexual character and a woman whose life and sexual identity don’t stop in response to motherhood or becoming middle aged. I wish there was more of this sort of thing." - Nimue Brown, Druid Life

"The lush, lively, manga-influenced art is to die for. If this were just a good-looking sex comic, that would be enough. But it delves into deeper issues of faith, family, aging, love, and loyalty with light, sure strokes. As this debut graphic novel shows, U.K. cartoonist Sarson is an up-and-coming talent to watch." - Publishers Weekly

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Myriad Editions (19 Jul 2016)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-908434-77-7
Size: 170mm x 240mm

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