The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

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Featuring a series of loosely connected autobiographical stories, they describe the disturbing relationship between a mother and her adolescent son as she moves from lover to lover, dressing him as a girl and forcing him to shoplift. These are shocking stories of abusive love and dysfunctional sexuality, of heartbreak and of innocence lost. Once again, LeRoy's fantastical imagination and lyricism twists his haunted past into something utterly strange and magical.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 126 x 190 x 18mm | 222.26g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747554234
  • 9780747554233
  • 1,022,112

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'Not for the fainthearted, these few raw pages constitute a breathtaking debut.' Guardian; 'Extraordinary - LeRoy writes with astonishing flair and confidence...' Sunday Telegraph; '...impossible to forget.' New Statesman; '...a wonderfully executed journey into strange and unforgettable territory.' Big Issue; '...a beautiful, scary, sad and funny book.' The Face; 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert meets William Burroughs.' Esquire
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About J. T. LeRoy

J.T. LeRoy was born in 1980. First published at the age of sixteen, he has since published articles and stories in Spin, Nerve, NY Press, and several anthologies, under the pseudonym Terminator. He lives in San Francisco.
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