A father and son connect and learn from “Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence” from Oni Press

A father and son connect and learn from “Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence” from Oni Press

There are some things that are as hard to read as they are rewarding, and the upcoming graphic novel FIghts: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence looks to fit the bill. From acclaimed creator Joel Christian Gill, the book will be about, yes, how one boy overcame a life of violence, and how he worked toward peace and redemption.

Check out the details below.

Per Oni Press:

#NYCC: STRANGE FRUIT AND FAST ENOUGH CREATOR JOEL CHRISTIAN GILL ANNOUNCES NEXT BOOK WITH ONI PRESS

‘Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence’ Is a Moving Coming-of-Age Graphic Novel Documenting the Creator’s Life As a Young Black Man

PORTLAND, OR—Oni Press is proud to announce the publication of the next book by Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History creator Joel Christian Gill, detailing his upbringing and relationship to the violence that surrounded it.

Fights: One Boy’s 
Triumph Over Violence is Joel Christian Gill’s visceral and deeply affecting memoir chronicling his youth and coming of age as a poor Black child in a chaotic southern landscape of rough city streets and foreboding backwoods during the crack cocaine boom of the 1980s.
 
“Oni is incredibly proud to include Fights: One Boy's 
Triumph Over Violence as a lead title in our 2020 slate” says senior editor Shawna Gore. “Joel tells his story with astonishing nuance and clarity--the story of the troubled and conflicted boy he once was, told by the brave and compassionate man he became. Fights is an important and imposing book, both in size and what it aspires to reach in its readers.”
 
Propelled into a world filled with uncertainty and desperation, young Joel is pushed toward using violence to solve his problems by everything and everyone around him. But fighting doesn't always yield the best results for a confused and sensitive kid who yearns for a better, more fulfilling life than the one he was born into.

This must-read memoir arrives in finer bookstores and comic shops in January 2020, and deserves a place on the bookshelves of every parent.

Fights will be available January 2020.

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