When I Was Five I Killed Myself: A Novel

When I Was Five I Killed Myself: A Novel

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Burton Rembrandt has the sort of perspective on life that is almost impossible for adults to understand: that of an eight-year-old. And to Burt, his parents and teachers seem to be speaking a language he cannot understand. This is Burta€™s story as written in pencil on the walls of the Quiet Room in the Childrena€™s Trust Residence Center, where he lands after expressing his ardent feelings for a classmate. It begins: When I was five I killed myself. Rarely has a childa€™s particular frame of mind been so indelibly set down on the page as in this extraordinary novel. In When I was five I killed myself, Howard Buten renders with astounding insight and wry language the tale of a young boy testing the boundaries of love and life.I asked for a Superman suit a long time ago but my dad said no I had enough costumes. Then one day he ... He said he was going to make his Halloween costume out of cardboard boxes from the furniture store across the street. I said what areanbsp;...

Title:When I Was Five I Killed Myself: A Novel
Author:Howard Buten
Publisher:The Overlook Press - 2014-07-01


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