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A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
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Jul 21, 2011

did not like it
Read in July, 2011

** spoiler alert ** Not sure what the rave is about. Not a classic.

Somewhat boring and long winded. snippets of memories. no real time line or story.

a boy, growing up in the '50's, coming to terms with his homosexuality

seduces then betrays a college professor, then concludes that he did it to "get" the adult, have sex with a man, and at the same time, get the adult out of his life (guaranteeing that he won't be loved, because he does not deserve it) the professor is fired, of course.

and that concludes the book

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