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White, Edmund A Boy's Own Story

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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.

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aWith "A Boyas Own Story" American literature is larger by one classic novel.a
a"The Washington Post Book World"
aEdmund White has crossed J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde to create an extraordinary novel.a
a"The New York Times Book Review"
aEvery 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 Boyas Own Story,"a
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"With "A Boy''s Own Story" American literature is larger by one classic novel."
-"The Washington Post Book World"

"Edmund White has crossed J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde to create an extraordinary novel."
-"The New York Times Book 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"
"With "A Boy's Own Story" American literature is larger by one classic novel."
-"The Washington Post Book World"
"Edmund White has crossed J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde to create an extraordinary novel."
-"The New York Times Book 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"

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

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

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'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' San Francisco Chronicle

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