The Mark Z. Danielewski's the Whalestoe Letters
36%
off

The Mark Z. Danielewski's the Whalestoe Letters

By (author) Mark Z. Danielewski , By (author) Pelafina Liaevre

US$9.73US$15.40

You save US$5.67

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

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."

show more
  • Paperback | 83 pages
  • 124.46 x 205.74 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
  • 10 Oct 2000
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Pantheon Books Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • New.
  • 0375714413
  • 9780375714412
  • 55,861

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought:

Author Information

Mark Z. Danielewski was born in 1966.

show more

Review quote

" 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

show more

Flap copy

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.

show more