A Boy’s Own Story: A Novel

A Boy's Own Story: A Novel Author Edmund White
ISBN-10 0143114840
ISBN-13 9780143114840
Year 2009-02-24
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund Whites trilogy of autobiographical novels A Boys Own Story became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality The books 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 solaceand 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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