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  • Paperback: 83 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books Inc (16 Feb. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375714413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375714412
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 0.8 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 350,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" From the madhouse, Johnny Truant's mother writes some of the most tender, chilling, faux-psychotic writing I've ever read. This dangerous, lucid, confused
but very eloquent lady . . . is playful, apologetic, crazed, paranoid, self-abasing, cunning-- a tigress with a gift for gab."
--Robert Kelly, The New York Times Book Review
" The Whalestoe Letters are dazzling." --Steven Moore, The Washington Post
" Danielewski has a songwriter's heart." --John Freeman, Time Out New York

"From the madhouse, Johnny Truant's mother writes some of the most tender, chilling, faux-psychotic writing I've ever read. This dangerous, lucid, confused
but very eloquent lady . . . is playful, apologetic, crazed, paranoid, self-abasing, cunning-- a tigress with a gift for gab."
--Robert Kelly, The New York Times Book Review

"The Whalestoe Letters are dazzling." --Steven Moore, The Washington Post

"Danielewski has a songwriter's heart." --John Freeman, Time Out New York

"From the madhouse, Johnny Truant's mother writes some of the most tender, chilling, faux-psychotic writing I've ever read. This dangerous, lucid, confused but very eloquent lady . . . is playful, apologetic, crazed, paranoid, self-abasing, cunning--a tigress with a gift for gab."
--Robert Kelly, "The New York Times Book Review"
" "
""The Whalestoe Letters" are dazzling."
--Steven Moore, "The Washington Post"
"Danielewski has a songwriter's heart."
--John Freeman, "Time Out New York"

From the madhouse, Johnny Truant s mother writes some of the most tender, chilling, faux-psychotic writing I ve ever read. This dangerous, lucid, confused but very eloquent lady . . . is playful, apologetic, crazed, paranoid, self-abasing, cunning a tigress with a gift for gab.
Robert Kelly, "The New York Times Book Review"
""
"The Whalestoe Letters" are dazzling.
Steven Moore, "The Washington Post"
Danielewski has a songwriter s heart.
John Freeman, "Time Out New York""

From the madhouse, Johnny Truant s mother writes some of the most tender, chilling, faux-psychotic writing I ve ever read. This dangerous, lucid, confused but very eloquent lady . . . is playful, apologetic, crazed, paranoid, self-abasing, cunning a tigress with a gift for gab.
Robert Kelly, The New York Times Book Review

The Whalestoe Letters are dazzling.
Steven Moore, The Washington Post
Danielewski has a songwriter s heart.
John Freeman, Time Out New York

"

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Between 1982 and 1989, Pelafina H. Lievre 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.


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