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Original Youth: The Real Story of Edmund White's Boyhood [Hardcover]

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Item description for Original Youth: The Real Story of Edmund White's Boyhood by David Leavitt Keith Fleming...

It isn't often that a memoirist gets the biographic treatment, but the story of Edmund White's youth was too dramatic to resist. In this bracing true-life tale, Keith Fleming, White's nephew whom he adopted, captures a particularly unusual childhood. Forced to be a confidante to his unhinged mother, terrified and attracted to his imperious father, the teenager White became a Buddhist, a cruiser of hustlers and married men, and an FBI drug informant on his way to ultimate fame as a leading gay literary figure. Drawing on personal knowledge, letters, photographs, and extensive interviews with those closest to "Eddie," Fleming neither exploits his subject nor sugar-coats him. Original Youth is a rich portrait of a complex subject and a "wild child" who managed to survive and flourish against all odds.

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Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.31" Width: 6.27" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.94 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 5, 2003
Publisher   Green Candy Press
ISBN  1931160201  
ISBN13  9781931160209  

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