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 Burtas story as written in pencil on the walls of the Quiet Room in the Childrenas 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 childas 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|
|Publisher||:||The Overlook Press - 2014-07-01|