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When I Was Five I Killed Myself [ARC]

Buten, Howard

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ISBN 10: 1585670391 / ISBN 13: 9781585670390
Published by Overlook Pr, Bergenfield, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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FIRST EDITION, first printing of this Advance Bound Manuscript from the Overlook Press by Howard Buten. Highly collectible copy in FINE condition. Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000421

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Title: When I Was Five I Killed Myself [ARC]

Publisher: Overlook Pr, Bergenfield, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Without Jacket as Released

Edition: Special Advance Reading Copy

Book Type: Advance Bound Manuscript

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Burton Rembrandt has the sort of perspective on life that is almost impossible for adults to understand: that of an eight-year-old.

And to Burt, his parents and teachers seem to be speaking a language he cannot understand. This is Burt’s story as written in pencil on the walls of the Quiet Room in the Children’s Trust Residence Center, where he lands after expressing his ardent feelings for a classmate. It begins: When I was five I killed myself. Rarely has a child’s particular frame of mind been so indelibly set down on the page as in this extraordinary novel. In When I Was Five I Killed Myself, Howard Buten renders with astounding insight and wry language the tale of a young boy testing the boundaries of love and life.

About the Author:

Howard Buten, the author of seven novels published in France, is a performing artist known as Buffo the clown, who has played opera houses around the world. In 1991, he was named a Chevalier des Artes et Lettres, France’s highest literary honor. He divides his time between New York and Paris.

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