When I Was Five I Killed Myself

Auteur: Howard Buten
  • Engels
  • 9781841951898
  • januari 2002
  • Paperback
  • 192 pagina's
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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.

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Buten captures the language of childhood and it is this craft that lends the book its potency. * The Times * It is a rare and brilliant evocation of a child's mindset, which articulates the social and psychological gulf between adults and children. Funny and dark by turns, this is the work of an undeniably gifted story teller. -- Greg Eden * The Bookseller * A lucid style reminiscent of Hemingway, and an unadorned plot that creates instant empathy for Burt, the child narrator ... Buten wonderfully captures a child's frame of mind, making Burt a whole and appealing character without resorting to overly simplistic language. * Foreword *

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Engels
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Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
januari 2002
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21,6 x 12,7 x 1,3 cm
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192 pagina's
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18 jaar
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Nee

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Howard Buten
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Canongate Books Ltd

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9781841951898

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