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ISBN13: 9780375707407
ISBN10: 0375707409
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An instant classic upon its original publication, A Boy's Own Story begins the highly acclaimed trilogy of autobiographical novels that evoke a young man's coming-of-age and document American gay life during the past 40 years.

The nameless narrator in this deeply affecting work reminisces about growing up in the 1950s with emotionally aloof, divorced parents, an unrelenting sister, and the schoolmates who taunt him. He finds consolation in literature and his fantastic imagination. Eager to cultivate intimate, enduring friendships, he becomes aware of his yearning to be loved by men, and struggles with the guilt and shame of accepting who he is. Written with lyrical delicacy and extraordinary power, A Boy's Own Story is a triumph.

Review:

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

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

Review:

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

About the Author

Edmund White's most recent novel, The Married Man, (0-375-40005-2) is available from Knopf. Mr. White lives in New York.

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Audrey L. D., November 28, 2007 (view all comments by Audrey L. D.)
I loved this book, it is among my all-time favorites! And I was so enchanted with it, that I passed it on to my mother who had the same response to it that I did. We read it years ago and we still talk about what a profound and moving work of writing this is. I am now getting a copy to give to my nephew as I think it is the best gift I can offer him. If there were ten stars, that is the rating I would give it, just perfection.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375707407
Author:
White, Edmund
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Gay youth
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 238, <248>.
Publication Date:
20000530
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98x5.16x.59 in. .54 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375707407 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With A Boy's Own Story American literature is larger by one classic novel."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Edmund White has crossed J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde to create an extraordinary novel."
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