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A Boy's Own Story (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About the Author


Edmund White, author of thirteen books, is a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Award for Literature from the National Academy of Arts and Letters. His Genet: A Biography won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lambda Literary Award. He lives in Paris, France.

Praise for A Boy's Own Story…


"With A Boy's Own Story American literature is larger by one classic novel."
-The Washington Post Book World

"Edmund White has crossed J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde to create an extraordinary novel."
-The New York Times Book Review

"Every so often a novel comes along that is so ambitious in its intention and so confident of its voice that it reminds us what a singular and potent thing a novel can be. One of these is A Boy's Own Story."
-San Francisco Chronicle

Product Details ISBN-10: 0143114840
ISBN-13: 9780143114840
Published: Penguin Books, 02/24/2009
Pages: 208
Language: English