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Description - When I Was Five I Killed Myself by Howard Buten

Burton Rembrandt has the sort of perspective on life that is almost impossible for adults to understand: the perspective of an 8-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 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.... In this rediscovered modern classic from "one of France's best-loved temporary writers" (Time), Howard Buten renders with astounding insight and wry language the tale of a troubled -- or perhaps just perfectly normal -- young boy testing the boundaries of love and life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743423007
ISBN-10: 0743423003
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 11mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Washington Square Press Inc.,N.Y.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Howard Buten

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. A clinical psychologist who won France's highest literary honor (Chevalier des Artes et Lettres) in 1991, he divides his time between Paris and New York.

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