By Edmund White
severely lauded upon its preliminary e-book in 1982 for its pioneering depiction of homosexuality, A Boy’s personal Story is a relocating story approximately coming-of-age in midcentury America.
With searing readability and unabashed wit, Edmund White’s unnamed protagonist yearns for what he is familiar with to be shameful. He navigates an uneasy courting together with his father, confounds first loves, and faces disdain from his friends in class. within the embody of one other, he discovers the honest and clumsy pleasures of adolescent sexuality. yet for boys within the Nineteen Fifties, those wishes have been unthinkable. on reflection on his reports, the narrator notes, “I see now that what i wished was once to be enjoyed by means of males and to like them again yet to not be a homosexual.”
From a winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Lifetime success in Literature, this trailblazing autobiographical tale of 1 boy’s early life is a relocating, soft, and heartbreaking portrait of what it skill to develop up.
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