Book: Boy Meets Maria
Story & Art by: PEYO Release Date: 2021/10/26 Price: $13.99 Format: Manga Trim: 5 x 7.125in Page Count: 242 ISBN: 978-1-64827-645-3
Translation: Amber Tamosaitis
Adaptation: Lora Gray
Lettering: Danya Shevchenko
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An LGBT+ manga exploring love and gender at a high school drama club.
Taiga dreams of becoming an actor, so the first thing he does upon entering high school is join the drama club. There, he meets the beautiful, enigmatic Maria and immediately falls in love with her. Not long after, Taiga is told that she is actually a boy—but is that all there is to Maria’s story? The late PEYO debuted with this beautifully illustrated, single-volume tale exploring the nature of personal expression and the fluidity of the power of love.
“PEYO’s debut manga—and the artist’s only full-length title published before his death at 23 in 2020—waltzes with grace between tender romanticism and tragedy… PEYO perfectly captures a common question facing queer protagonists and their readers: is this a crush they want to pursue, or a hero they want to become?” —Publishers Weekly
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