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

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This book, I believe, initiated mostly in the land of its origin what was known as the 'gay novel', a genre of almost unvarying neurotically-narcissistic, self-pitying or self-aggrandizing ... Read full review

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

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Poetic and fluid, if you go with the flow you'll like this coming-of-age memoir set in the mid 20th century. It's a reminder of how different the mindset was when it came to being gay - it was a time ... 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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