When I was five I killed myself

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Overlook Press, Jul 27, 2000 - Fiction - 191 pages
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Burton Rembrandt, an eight-year-old boy, is institutionalized for expressing his love for a schoolmate, Jessica, and scrawls his story on the walls of the "Quiet Room." 12,500 first printing.

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User Review  - Cherry - Goodreads

It needs time to sink in. There's a number of issues that need consideration. My major reflection is about how adults perceive children's actions; too much presumptions and lack of effort to truly care. There's more to think about. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathy Zilkha - Goodreads

This is a strange book. Read full review


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Howard Buten, the author of seven novels published in France, is a performing artist known as Buffo the clown, who has played opera houses around the world. A clinical psychologist who won France's highest literary honor (Chevalier des Artes et Lettres) in 1991, he divides his time between Paris and New York.

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