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AUTHOR: Ilke Merey
PUBLISHER: Lethe Press
DATE: 2011
PAGES: 214
AWARDS: Stonewall Book Award Nominee for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (2012)

a + e 4ever

by Ilke Merey

Asher Machnik is a teenage boy cursed with a beautiful androgynous face. Guys punch him, girls slag him and by high school he’s developed an intense fear of being touched. Art remains his only escape from an otherwise emotionally empty life. Eulalie Mason is the lonely, tough-talking dyke from school who befriends Ash. The only one to see and accept all of his sides as a loner, a fellow artist and a best friend, she’s starting to wonder if ash is ever going to see all of her…. a + e 4EVER is a graphic novel set in that ambiguous crossroads where love and friendship, boy and girl, straight and gay meet. It goes where few books have ventured, into genderqueer life, where affections aren’t black and white. A Stonewall Youth Book Award Honoree for its frank portrayal of queer, contemporary youth.


A main character (Eulalie) is attracted to people of multiple genders.



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