Stuck Rubber Baby

Howard Cruse

Art and story combine powerfully in this lyrical tale of a young man caught in the maelstrom of the civil rights movement and the entrenched homophobia of small-town America. Toland Polk, the son of an uneducated white carpenter, has grown up in the Southern town of Clayfield. It is the 1960s, a time of passionate beliefs and violent emotions, and Clayfield’s citizens are divided in the fight over segregation. As Toland fights on the side of the civil rights activists, he slowly begins to realize that he also has a more personal battle – to accept that he is gay.

With a subtle yet intricate plot, and distinctively evocative illustrations, “Stuck Rubber Baby” is an unflinching honest look at one man’s world of fears, dreams, and prejudice.

status Copy #1 (182): in
genre Literature and Fiction » Historical Fiction
publisher Paradox Press
publish date Mar 1, 2000
popularity checked out 12 time(s)

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