Neither girl nor boy.
Since birth, Polly’s gender has been the subject of incessant questioning. Polly, he? Polly, she? There’s an urgency to label Polly. The doctor presses the parents to make a choice, and it’s decided that Polly shall be a boy. But now, having reached adulthood, Polly has doubts… A boy? Really? Not a girl either… The playwright Fabrice Melquiot presents a compelling story of a inner journey that gradually grows into a struggle against societal norms, and the pressure to conform. The troubling beauty of Isabelle Pralong’s illustrations makes Polly a unique graphic novel, on a thematic that is still little addressed in literature.