Skinned Alive: Stories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 8, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
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The eight stories in this erotic and heartbreaking collection are barometers of difference. They measure the distance between an American expatriate and the Frenchman who tutors him in table manners and rough sex; the gulf between a man dying of AIDS and his uncomprehending relatives.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A depressing, disappointing first collection from accomplished gay biographer, novelist, and essayist White (The Burning Library, 1994, etc.). All eight stories here suffer from the weight of dread ... Read full review

Skinned alive: stories

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White is a noted novelist (A Boy's Own Life, LJ 9/1/92), essayist (The Burning Library, LJ 10/1/94), and biographer, whose Genet (LJ 9/15/93) was one of LJ's Best Books of 1993. here he offers eight deeply personal stories. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1940. His fiction includes the autobiographical trilogy A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony, as well as Caracole, Forgetting Elena, Nocturnes for the King of Naples, and Skinned Alive, a collection of short stories. He is also the author of a highly acclaimed biography of Jean Genet, a short study of Proust, a travel book about gay America—States of Desire—and Our Paris. He is an officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and teaches at Princeton University. He lives in New York City.

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