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This is an auction for THE BEAUTIFUL ROOM IS EMPTY by Edmund White.

"White, generally recognized as one of the most influential of modern gay authors, continues the coming-of-age tale begun in a Boy's Own Story. He follows our nameless hero from his final year at prep school in the mid-1950s through his cruisy but self-deprecating college years to the "turning point" in his life - the famous Stonewall uprising of 1969 in which the clients of a New York gay bar stood up to the policemen trying to close it down. What emerges is the picture of a young man desperately struggling to come to terms with himself, a struggle that is a universal even if the context for every individual is different. Artfully constructed, this work clearly transcends its "gay" theme. Explicit at times, it remains highly recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 1988.

184 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my store in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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