A Wolf at the Table

A Wolf at the Table

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From the author: 'My father doesn't feature much in Running with Scissors. And one of the reasons for this is because he didn't feature much in my life. But there's another reason, too: Our relationship was so complicated, so dark, so confusing and so big, that to tell the story would require a book. So finally, upon the death of my father in 2005, I decided to tell the story I have been most afraid yet most compelled to tell. In some respects, I look at this book as my biggest, most personally challenging project to date. Because my father - not my mother - has always been the driving force behind my ambition.' The prequel to international hit Running With Scissors, A Wolf at the Table tells the story of Augusten's relationship with his tormented father: a man who sent his wife mad and saw his other son run away from home, prior to Augusten going into foster care. Harrowing, insightful and amusing by turns, this book contains all of the quirks his fans adore.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0753513692
  • 9780753513699
  • 1,519,238

About Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs was born in 1965 and raised in Western Massachusetts. His first memoir, Running with Scissors remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over four consecutive years and was made into a film in October 2006. He is also the author of Dry (2003), Magical Thinking: True Stories (2004), Possible Side Effects (2006), and Sellevision (2000) all of which were instant bestsellers both in hardcover and paperback.show more

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