A boy's own story: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Open Road Media,
Pub. Date:
2014.
Language:
English
Description
A groundbreaking novel about coming out from one of America's preeminent gay writers. Critically lauded upon its initial publication in 1982 for its pioneering depiction of homosexuality, A Boy's Own Story is a moving tale about coming-of-age in midcentury America. With searing clarity and unabashed wit, Edmund White's unnamed protagonist yearns for what he knows to be shameful. He navigates an uneasy relationship with his father, confounds first loves, and faces disdain from his peers at school. In the embrace of another, he discovers the sincere and clumsy pleasures of adolescent sexuality. But for boys in the 1950s, these desires were unthinkable. Looking back on his experiences, the narrator notes, "I see now that what I wanted was to be loved by men and to love them back but not to be a homosexual." This trailblazing autobiographical story of one boy's youth is a moving, tender, and heartbreaking portrait of what it means to grow up.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 07b51ef8-ee7d-bddc-e2ea-04b0750f414f
Grouping Title boy s own story
Grouping Author white edmund
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-05-17 01:47:33AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-23 02:50:54AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author White, Edmund
author2-role TBXdistributor, TotalBooxdistributor, hoopla digital.
author_display White, Edmund
display_description A groundbreaking novel about coming out from one of America's preeminent gay writers. Critically lauded upon its initial publication in 1982 for its pioneering depiction of homosexuality, A Boy's Own Story is a moving tale about coming-of-age in midcentury America. With searing clarity and unabashed wit, Edmund White's unnamed protagonist yearns for what he knows to be shameful. He navigates an uneasy relationship with his father, confounds first loves, and faces disdain from his peers at school. In the embrace of another, he discovers the sincere and clumsy pleasures of adolescent sexuality. But for boys in the 1950s, these desires were unthinkable. Looking back on his experiences, the narrator notes, "I see now that what I wanted was to be loved by men and to love them back but not to be a homosexual." This trailblazing autobiographical story of one boy's youth is a moving, tender, and heartbreaking portrait of what it means to grow up.
format_catalog eBook
format_category_catalog eBook
id 07b51ef8-ee7d-bddc-e2ea-04b0750f414f
isbn 9781497685918
item_details Total Boox:3817025764393124255|3817025764393124255|Total Boox|Online Total Boox|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Total Boox||http://cdn.totalboox.com/static/covers/OR/34f8ccb5912a819f-b.jpg||Available Online||Total Boox||, hoopla:MWT11556411||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11556411||Available Online||||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2018-10-23T08:50:54.598Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
primary_isbn 9781497685918
publishDate 2014
record_details Total Boox:3817025764393124255|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media|2014|1 online resource., hoopla:MWT11556411|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media,|2014.|1 online resource
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11556411 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet Bildungsromans, Electronic books, Gay youth -- Fiction, LGBT Fiction; General Fiction; Literary, Teenage boys -- Fiction
title_display A boy's own story : a novel
title_full A Boy's Own Story [eBook] White, Edmund, A boy's own story : a novel [electronic resource] / Edmund White
title_short A boy's own story :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Bildungsromans, Electronic books, Gay youth, Teenage boys