The Whalestoe Letters: From House of Leaves


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Between 1982 and 1989, Pelafina H. Lievre sent her son, Johnny Truant, a series of letters from The Three Attic Whalestoe Institute, a psychiatric facility in Ohio where she spent the final years of her life. Beautiful, heartfelt, and tragic, this correspondence reveals the powerful and deeply moving relationship between a brilliant though mentally ill mother and the precocious, gifted young son she never ceases to love. Originally contained within the monumental House of Leaves , this collection stands alone as a ...

The Whalestoe Letters: From House of Leaves 2000, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375714412

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