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The Whalestoe Letters : From House of Leaves
by Mark Z. Danielewski




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Between 1982 and 1989, Pelafina H. Li egrave;vre 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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Overview

Between 1982 and 1989, Pelafina H. Li egrave;vre 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780375714412
  • ISBN-10: 0375714413
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books
  • Publish Date: October 2000
  • Page Count: 104
  • Dimensions: 8.12 x 5.02 x 0.36 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26 pounds


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