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Mark Z. Danielewski's The whalestoe letters

Author: Mark Z Danielewski
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Between 1982 and 1989, Pelafina H. Lièvre 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Epistolary fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Z Danielewski
ISBN: 0375714413 9780375714412
OCLC Number: 44811700
Notes: Originally contained in appendix II-E of House of leaves; also includes 5 additional letters.
Pelafina H. Lièvre is a fictional character in the novel.
Description: xvii, 83 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Whalestoe letters
Responsibility: [edited] by Pelafina H. Lièvre ; with a foreword by Walden D. Wyrhta.
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"Between 1982 and 1989, Pelafina H. Lièvre 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."--Publisher's description.

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