A Boy's Own Story - Edmund White (2000)
ISBN 9780375707407
Genre Gay Male Fiction
Subject Gay youth - Fiction; Teenage boys - Fiction
Publisher Vintage
Publication Date 5/30/2000
Format Paperback (203 x 133 mm)
Language eng
Plot
An instant classic upon its original publication, A Boy's Own Story is the first of Edmund White's highly acclaimed trilogy of autobiographical novels that brilliantly evoke a young man's coming of age and document American gay life through the last forty 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.
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 416
Rating 0
Read It Yes
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Product Details
LoC Classification PS3573.H463B6 2000
Dewey 813/.54
Edition 1st Vintage international ed.
Cover Price $12.95
No. of Pages 224