What I Was: A Novel
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Finn was a beautiful orphan. H was a prep school misfit. On a September afternoon many years ago they met on a beach on the coast of England, near the ancient fisherman’s hut Finn was squatting in with his woodstove, a case of books, a striped blanket and a cat. H insinuates his way into Finn’s life—his blazing wood fires and fishing expeditions. Their friendship deepens, offering H the freedom and human connection that has always eluded him. But all too soon the idyll of their relationship is shaken by a heart-wrenching scandal.
What I Was is the unforgettable story of H at the end of his life looking back on this friendship, which has shaped and obsessed him for nearly a century.
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Review: What I WasUser Review - Mike Fishback - Goodreads
The narrator (we never learn his name) is a British teenager who is at his third boarding school, having been kicked out of his first two. While on a school trip into town, he wanders away from the ... Read full review
Review: What I WasUser Review - Pop Bop - Goodreads
A Melancholy Separate Go-Between It's hard not to think of John Knowles's classic "A Separate Peace", or even more, LP Hartley's "The Go-Between", while reading this book. That's fine. Melancholy ... Read full review