A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING] 1983 • PLUME
A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White [THE EDMUND TRILOGY #1]
FIRST EDITION TRADE PAPERBACK  PLUME
Mega rare first trade paperback printing [large sized] with the same cover art as the hardcover first edition. In very good condition.
Clean, tight and square copy that reads perfectly with tanning to pages.
Cover has tanning and a few chipped edges.
Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality. The book's unnamed narrator, growing up during the 1950s, is beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, compelling him to seek out works of art and literature as solace-and to uncover new relationships in the struggle to embrace his own sexuality. Lyrical and poignant, with powerful evocations of shame and yearning, this is an American literary treasure.