Watching the Body Burn

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Knopf, 1989 - Fiction - 299 pages
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In a magic-realism tale of a young man coming to terms with the confusion of his Catholic boyhood, "the Boy" rethinks and reinvents the terms of his youth, from his religious upbringing to his alcoholic father

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Told primarily from a boy's viewpoint, this novel unfolds in a delightful yet eerie and oddly violent series of vignettes. The boy grows up at the center of a swirl of eccentric relatives, with father ... Read full review

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