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Stuck Rubber Baby

Stuck Rubber Baby - Howard Cruse, Tony Kushner Toland Polk is a teenaged guy growing up in the South in the days of segregation—on the white side of town. After his parents are killed in a drunk driving accident, Toland lives with his sister and her good-old-boy husband and gets a job at a gas station. Soon the struggle for civil rights is all around him, and Toland starts hanging out with a group of people—black and white, gay and straight—who believe in equality. Toland gets involved, almost despite himself, and is changed forever. Stuck Rubber Baby takes on racism, abortion, and coming out as gay in the South in the 1960’s, and there’s some very disturbing violence in this powerful book.