Edinburgh by Alexander Chee
A Novel

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A poignant work of mature, haunting artistry, this book heralds the arrival of a remarkable young writer.
 

About Alexander Chee

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Alexander Chee's work has appeared in "Interview," "Big," "Out," and in the anthologies "Boys Like Us, Loss Within Loss, Men on Men 2000," and "His 3," He teaches at the New School.
 
Published November 9, 2002 by Picador. 224 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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A striking debut full of pain, longing and confusion, Chee's saga (winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Award, Iowa Writers' Workshop) looks with exquisite care at the lasting effects of a pedophile's predation on the members of a boys' choir in Maine.

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If his metaphors occasionally seem more sophisticated than his teenage narrators, it's forgivable because they're generally so evocative: ''Sometimes the scattered thoughts of their deaths run like a jagged red seam of fire inside me,'' explains Fee of Peter and Zach, ''and I burn from the inside...

Jan 20 2002 | Read Full Review of Edinburgh: A Novel

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