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Original Youth: The Real Story of Edmund White's Boyhood

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Synopsis:

It isn't often that a memoirist gets the biographic treatment, but the story of Edmund White's youth was too dramatic to resist. In this bracing true-life tale, Keith Fleming, White's nephew whom he adopted, captures a particularly unusual childhood. Forced to be a confidante to his unhinged mother, terrified and attracted to his imperious father, the teenage White became a Buddhist, a cruiser of hustlers and married men, and an FBI drug informant on his way to ultimate fame as a leading gay literary figure. Drawing on personal knowledge, letters, photographs, and extensive interviews with those closest to "Eddie," Fleming neither exploits his subject nor sugar-coats him. Original Youth is a rich portrait of a complex subject and a "wild child" who managed to survive and flourish against all odds.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931160445
Publisher:
Green Candy Press
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Fleming, Keith
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
BIO025000
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 BandW photos
Pages:
165
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 10.5 oz

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Biography » General
Biography » Literary
Gay and Lesbian » History and Social Science » History and Biographies

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It isn't often that a memoirist gets the biographic treatment, but the story of Edmund White's youth was too dramatic to resist. In this bracing true-life tale, Keith Fleming, White's nephew whom he adopted, captures a particularly unusual childhood. Forced to be a confidante to his unhinged mother, terrified and attracted to his imperious father, the teenage White became a Buddhist, a cruiser of hustlers and married men, and an FBI drug informant on his way to ultimate fame as a leading gay literary figure. Drawing on personal knowledge, letters, photographs, and extensive interviews with those closest to "Eddie," Fleming neither exploits his subject nor sugar-coats him. Original Youth is a rich portrait of a complex subject and a "wild child" who managed to survive and flourish against all odds.
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