A Boy's Own Story: A Novel

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UPC:
9780143114840
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2009/2/24
Release Date:
2009/2/24
Author:
Edmund White
Language:
english
Edition:
Reprint

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Product Overview

Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality. The book's unnamed narrator, growing up during the 1950s, is beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, compelling him to seek out works of art and literature as solace-and to uncover new relationships in the struggle to embrace his own sexuality. Lyrical and poignant, with powerful evocations of shame and yearning, this is an American literary treasure.

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