A Boy's Own Story: Picador Classic (Picador Classic 47 Main Market Ed.)

A Boy's Own Story: Picador Classic (Picador Classic 47 Main Market Ed.)

By: Edmund White (author)Paperback

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With an introduction by Alan Hollinghurst. It was his power that stupefied me and made me regard my knowledge as nothing more than hired cleverness he might choose to show off at a dinner party. A Boy's Own Story traces an unnamed narrator's coming-of-age during the 1950s. Beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, the boy struggles with his sexuality, seeking consolation in art and literature, and in his own fantastic imagination as he fills his head with romantic expectations. The result is a book of exquisite poignancy and humour that moves towards a conclusion which will allow the boy to leave behind his childhood forever. 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. Lyrical and powerfully evocative, this is an American literary treasure.

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About Author

Edmund White, born in 1940, is an American novelist, short-story writer and critic. He has received many awards and distinctions; among these, he is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He now teaches at Princeton University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/06/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781509813865
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781509813865
  • weight: 234
  • ISBN10: 1509813861
  • edition: Main Market Ed.

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