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    DescriptionBetween 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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    Title
    The Mark Z. Danielewski's the Whalestoe Letters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Z. Danielewski, By (author) Pelafina Liaevre
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 83
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 205 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 126 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375714412
    ISBN 10: 0375714413
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , , ,
    LC classification: PS3554.A55
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3554.A5596 W48 2000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Pantheon Books Inc
    Publication date
    16 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Mark Z. Danielewski was born in 1966.
    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"
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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.