A Boy's Own Story

  • by Edmund White
  • Narrated by George Backman
  • 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality. The audiobook's unnamed narrator, growing up during the 1950s, is beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, compelling him to seek out works of art and literature as solace-and to uncover new relationships in the struggle to embrace his own sexuality. Lyrical and poignant, with powerful evocations of shame and yearning, this is an American literary treasure.


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I have no idea who George backman is but he is rubbish at reading
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- alex

More Than Meets The Eye

Written from the perspective of a developing adolescent, this is a very sharp and entertaining book. Lots of humour and a skilful use of language with an astute portrayal of masculinity. George Backman reads well, catching the uncertain tone of the key character. Deserves a wide audience.
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- Hugh M. Clarke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-07-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios