A debut graphic novel about a queer teen living in the margins who is determined to find their way ahead. Are you supposed to be a boy or a girl? It's a question that follows Claire everywhere. Inescapable on the street, in school, and even at home. A black hole forever trying to pull them in. But as long as they have ride-or-die best friend Greg at their side and a drink in their hand, everything will be okay. Right? Except, Claire can never have just one drink. And when harassment at school reaches a fever pitch, Claire begins a spiral that ends in court-ordered rehab. Feeling completely lost, Claire is soon surrounded by a group of equally messed up, equally hilarious new friends and, with the help of a patient counsellor, finds a space to unpack all the bad they've experienced. But as Claire's release gets closer so does the question- Can Claire stay sober and true in a world seemingly never made for them? Set in 1980s Troy, New York, Constellations is a portrait of a queer teen living in the margins but determined to find their way ahead. Done in watercolour and ink, debut author-artist Kate Glasheen has created a world where strong lines meet soft colour, and raw emotions meet deep thought in this story of hope, humour, and survival.
Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US) 224pp h228mm x w180mm x s14mm 556g