A Boy's Own Story

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Plume, 1994 - Fiction - 217 pages
83 Reviews

A landmark of gay literature, A Boy's Own Story is the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, which brilliantly evoke a young man's coming-of-age and document American gay life through the last forty years.

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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 (1994)

Edmund White, author of thirteen books, is a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Award for Literature from the National Academy of Arts and Letters. His Genet: A Biography won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lambda Literary Award. He lives in Paris, France.

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