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The Boy With the Thorn in His Side: A Memoir
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date April 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060959302
ISBN-10 0060959304
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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Summary
A teenage boy deals with disfiguring acne, new love, and the revelation that his uncle and mother are both gay as he is shuffled around by people who think they know what he needs. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: At sixteen, Keith Fleming is so miserably defiant that he is locked in an adolescent mental hospital. Filled with despair, Keith's life is literally saved by his uncle, the writer Edmund White. Keith soon finds himself transformed as Uncle Ed arranges treatment for Keith's disfiguring acne, enrolls him in prep school, and instructs his nephew in a worldly view of life and love. Meanwhile, Uncle Ed is both strapped for cash and completely caught up in the beehive of social and sexual activity of 1970s gay Manhattan.

By turns lyrical, funny, and poignant, The Boy with the Thorn in His Side is full of fascinating characters and unexpected twists -- at once an odyssey into the extremes of the American 1970s, a universal tale of star-crossed teenage love, and an account of a deeply sensitive young person's struggle to find his place in the world.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780688168391
 
from William Morrow & Co (May 1, 2000)
9780688168391 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $24.00
About: The nephew of author Edmund White relates the unhappy events of his teenage years that resulted in his being sent to live with his uncle in New York City and describes the strong bond that grew between them.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060959302
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Perennial (April 1, 2001)
9780060959302 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.99
About: A teenage boy deals with disfiguring acne, new love, and the revelation that his uncle and mother are both gay as he is shuffled around by people who think they know what he needs.

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