An instant classic upon its original publication, "A Boy's Own Story" begins the highly acclaimed trilogy of autobiographical novels that evoke a ...Show synopsisAn 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.Hide synopsis
Description:New. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW LATER RE-ISSUE, GLOSSY...New. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as NEW LATER RE-ISSUE, GLOSSY, fresh, NEW (subtle rub from shelf life, no sign of use) AS SHOWN THIS COVER. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 240 p. Audience: General/trade. 9271 9271--This story is a very beautifully told literary classic. The intimate proximatey of such a well developed character is truly amazing. White tells a wonderful sotry of a gay boy growing up in the 50's--though he never truly accepts it; not until the second book of the series, anyhow. Warnings: Many people reviewed this book negatively and I wish to use this space to share who will NOT enjoy this book. First of all, you must enjoy the "literary" style of writing; if you don't enjoy classics and works by the likes of John Irving than this is not for you. A fine example is to compare it to J.D. Salenger's "Catcher in the Rye"--if you read this in your schooling years and hated it, you'll probably hate this also. If you like a solid and clear course of plot you may not enjoy it; this book is written much like life is lived, and that is with a degree of chaos. Also, if you are homophonic, this book is obviously not for you unless you are attempting to open your mind. Finally, if you are the type of person who is offended by the unappologetic beliefs of the 50's that homosexuality is an illness, etc., then you may not want to read this; this was an issue with me, but I came to understand that this would be the thought process of someone in the narrators posision at his age and time. I loved this book, and hope that other readers will expierience the same amazement as I did. (Reader review)
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Description:New. Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White...New. 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...
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