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A Boy's Own Story: A Novel

ISBN13: 9780143114840
ISBN: 0143114840
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $15.0
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Published Date:
Pages: 208
Average Goodreads rating: 3.76/5 (190 ratings)

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.