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The Whalestoe Letters

The Whalestoe Letters

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Written by Mark Z. DanielewskiAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mark Z. Danielewski

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 86 pages
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  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • On Sale: October 10, 2000
  • Price: $11.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-71441-2 (0-375-71441-3)
about this book

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.

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.