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A Wolf at the Table

Burroughs, Augusten

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ISBN 10: 0312342020 / ISBN 13: 9780312342029
Published by St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. First edition/First Printing. Brodart protected, ships in a box. Collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 000838

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Title: A Wolf at the Table

Publisher: St Martins Pr, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Amazon Significant Seven, April 2008: When I started reading A Wolf at the Table, I thought I knew what to expect. Augusten Burroughs captures intense experience with an inexplicably cool remove, imparting a stillness and purity to emotions that would likely run amok in anyone else's hands. I love this quality of his writing, and it's present in full force in this memoir of a childhood spent in thrall to a predatory and deeply unpredictable father. What I wasn't prepared for was the suspense--the dread-filled, nearly sonorous waiting for the worst to happen. An artful sort of bait-and-switch happens in the telling: Burroughs brings you to the brink of a terrible catharsis more than once, but the break in tension never comes. It is profoundly sad, remarkably tender, and fueled by a sense of love and reverence that only a child knows. --Anne Bartholomew

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