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The Whalestoe Letters (original 2000; edition 2000)
The Whalestoe Letters by Mark Z. Danielewski (2000)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375714413, Paperback)Between 1982 and 1989, Pelafina H. Lièvre sent her son, Johnny Truant, a series of letters from The Three Attic Whalestoe Institute, a psychiatric facility in Ohio where she spent the final years of her life. Beautiful, heartfelt, and tragic, this correspondence reveals the powerful and deeply moving relationship between a brilliant though mentally ill mother and the precocious, gifted young son she never ceases to love.
Originally contained within the monumental House of Leaves, this collection stands alone as a stunning portrait of mother and child. It is presented here along with a foreword by Walden D. Wyhrta and eleven previously unavailable letters.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:02 -0400)
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