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Forward

Forward by Lisa Maas is a moving and intimate LGBTQ graphic novel.

Lisa Maas

A life-affirming graphic novel about two women — one a widow, the other recovering from a horrible breakup — neither of whom knows a way to move forward.

A moving and intimate LGBTQ graphic novel about two women, both of whom are trying to put the pieces of their lives back together.

Still smarting years after a horrible breakup, Rayanne diligently buries herself in her work. Aside from work, she has her cat. And other than her cat, she has her crushes: crushes that she prides herself on being able to resist. Then unexpectedly, one of her crushes begins to affect her more than the others and threatens to upset the delicate balance of her carefully controlled life.

Ali is still feeling lost and numb almost a year after the death of her wife. Then one ordinary day something extraordinary happens: she is ambushed by her attraction to another woman that is both invigorating and fantastically inappropriate. Whether she's ready for it or not, it stirs up feelings Ali didn't think she was capable of having anymore.

Funny, moving and full of heart, Forward is a graphic novel that explores the parameters of second chances and the tricky emotions of grief, fear, vulnerability and desire. (From Arsenal Pulp Press)