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This New Graphic Novel About Working In The Oil Sands Is Getting Rave Reviews

The timely book that's on our editors' must-read list this fall.

 the cover of Kate Beaton's graphic novel Ducks, an illustration of a woman in safety gear walking up the steps to a truck

Before Canadian humorist Kate Beaton was making us laugh with her lauded historical comic, Hark! A Vagrant, she was paying off student loans by working in Alberta’s oil industry.

Inspired by her experiences, her new graphic narrative, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands, offers a revealing look at the class, gender, race and environmental issues that plague the industry.

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