A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White [MODERN LIBRARY HARDCOVER] 2002
A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White [THE EDMUND TRILOGY #3]
20TH ANNIVERSARY HARDCOVER  THE MODERN LIBRARY
Anniversary edition w/ intro by Allan Gurganus and a new afterword by Edmund White.
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. Dust jacket shows some shelf / rub wear but is otherwise very nice
Book itself looks and reads like new.
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.