Dragging Mason County

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$15.99  $14.87
Annick Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
CURTIS CAMPBELL is a Toronto-based writer born and raised in rural Ontario. You can sometimes find him in drag as Alanis Percocet.
"Fast, witty, and full of heart, Dragging Mason County is an unflinching reflection of the prickly realities of small-town queer adolescence." --Alexandra Mae Jones, author of The Queen of Junk Island
"Painfully relatable and bitingly funny, Dragging Mason County is a timely tale of friendship, self-acceptance, and the importance of proper contouring." --Kevin Christopher Snipes, author of Milo and Marcos at the End of the World
"A book filled with big heels, big laughs, and a big heart. Dragging Mason County reminds us about the importance of community, the need for visibility--regardless of where you live--and the courage it takes to be yourself." --Brian Francis, author of Fruit

"In taking a microscope to issues such as allyship, anti-fatness, anxiety, insecurity, and internalized homophobia, debut author Campbell presents an impassioned homage to queer community and culture that proffers clever and laugh-out-loud explorations of self-expression and acceptance." --Publishers Weekly, *starred review, 08/17/23

"The verbal swordplay from the drag queens plus the generally cutting remarks from the other high schoolers give the novel an edge; many of the characters' defenses will feel relatable for some readers . . . Fabulously acerbic." ----Kirkus Reviews, 07/29/23
"[Campbell] utilizes large doses of humor without pulling any punches in order to shine a light on issues many LGBTQ+ teens face today. Fans of Julie Murphy's Pumpkin (2021) will delight in this candid and campy account of teenage angst." --Booklist, 10/12/23
"Showcasing a friendship that withstands hardship and disagreements, Dragging Mason County is a comedic novel in which queer teenagers butt against small minds, but still put on a heartwarming, showstopping display of selfdiscovery." --Foreword Reviews, 09/23
"[A] witty and charming young adult novel that encourages learning to be kinder to oneself and others ... the themes of friendship, self-acceptance, and forgiveness are essential ones for teens, and the novel does a beautiful job of weaving together the stories of characters doing the best they can." --Quill & Quire, *starred review, 10/23