"Every so often a novel comes along that is so ambitious in its intention and so confident of its voice that it reminds us what a singular and potent thing a novel can be" San Francisco Chronicle
Edmund White, born in 1940, is an American novelist, short-story writer and critic. He has received many awards and distinctions; among these, he is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He now teaches at Princeton University.
Edmund White has crossed The Catcher in the Rye with De
Profundis, J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde, to create an
extraordinary novel * New York Times *
The boy's self-portrait shines with authenticity, he is an extraordinary but plausible mixture of sweetness and deviousness . . . White's prose is marvellously sensual while his eye is sharply satiric . . . outstanding * Guardian *