Butch, the book that was heralded as the cutting-edge coming-of-age lesbian book in the early nineties is back. Butch and Butch II follow Michaeline Landetti’s journey to love and heartbreak while she grows into an empowered lesbian, a strong woman, and still a survivor. Mike doesn’t even know what a lesbian is when she falls for a classmate in grammar school. When asked if she’s queer before enlisting in the Marines, it’s the first time she ever heard that word. As she searches for love, she’s defined by others as Butch and takes on the role-playing personna others are looking to her to fulfill. Poignant and ringing true, Butch and Butch II are back on the shelves to help so many now finding their way.