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Dreamed around 1960/3/1 by David Small

This is an excerpt from cartoonist/illustrator David Small's graphic autobiography, Stitches. His parents ignored the lump on his neck for three and a half years because "doctors cost money"; at last, at 14, David's just had two operations leaving him nearly voiceless. His parents told him was just a cyst. It was cancer and they knew it. But he doesn't--not yet. Not consciously.

Dream from 'Stitches', autobiography by David Small.
Dream from 'Stitches', autobiography by David Small.
Dream from 'Stitches', autobiography by David Small.
Dream from 'Stitches', autobiography by David Small.
Dream from 'Stitches', autobiography by David Small.
Dream from 'Stitches', autobiography by David Small.
Dream from 'Stitches', autobiography by David Small.
Dream from 'Stitches', autobiography by David Small.

SOURCE: Stitches by David Small, 2009; pages 190 and 195-201. The whole book is powerful and highly recommended.



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