A boy's own story

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E.P. Dutton, Incorporated, 1982 - Fiction - 217 pages
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At home, in school, and on the streets, a homosexual teenager moves through comic sexual experiments, isolation, fear, and exciting expectations toward an escape from childhood and a firm sense of self

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Great. Nice, clean, exciting prose. - Goodreads
I love Edmund White's writing. - Goodreads
I just need the plot to move along more quickly. - Goodreads
His insights where beautiful and often heart-breakin - Goodreads
A very different writing style. - Goodreads
... and the prose was outstanding. - Goodreads

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Kane Simmans - Goodreads

A Boy's Own Story is very elegant. The writing is beautiful -- sumptuous, even -- and the narrator/protagonist is very well drawn. It reads less as a novel and, in the same vein as Margaret Laurence's ... Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

After finishing this book, I wondered if I liked it or not... Strange but true. The storyline was interesting, but the metaphores and the endless descriptions kind of bored me after a while... Read full review


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About the author (1982)

Author Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 13, 1940. He majored in Chinese at the University of Michigan. Before spending a year in Rome, he worked for Time-Life Books from 1962 until 1970. Upon his return, he became an editor for The Saturday Review and Horizon. He lived in France from 1983 until 1990. His works have chronicled gay life with such books as A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony.

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