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When I Was Five I Killed Myself

(1981)
(Burt)
A novel by

 
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 Burt's story as written in pencil on the walls of the Quiet Room in the Children'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 child'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.

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Hardback Editions

July 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: When I Was Five I Killed Myself
Author(s): Howard Buten
ISBN: 1-58567-039-1 / 978-1-58567-039-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Press
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January 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Burt
Author(s): Howard Buten
ISBN: 0-03-056891-9 / 978-0-03-056891-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: When I Was Five I Killed Myself: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Buten
ISBN: 1-4683-0887-4 / 978-1-4683-0887-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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July 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: When I Was Five I Killed Myself
Author(s): Howard Buten
ISBN: 0-7434-2300-3 / 978-0-7434-2300-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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November 2002 : Paperback
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Title: When I Was Five I Killed Myself. (Lernmaterialien)
Author(s): Howard Buten, Ernst Kemmer
ISBN: 3150091004 / 978-3150091005
Publisher: Reclam, Ditzingen
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1766 : UK Paperback
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Title: When I Was Five I Killed Myself
Author(s): Howard Buten
ISBN: 1-84195-189-7 / 978-1-84195-189-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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February 2001 : Australia Paperback
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Title: When I Was Five I Killed Myself
Author(s): Howard Buten
ISBN: 1-876485-69-8 / 978-1-876485-69-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
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April 1990 : UK Paperback

Title: When I Was 5 I Killed Myself (Flamingo)
Author(s): Howard Buten
ISBN: 0-00-654343-X / 978-0-00-654343-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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January 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Burt
Author(s): Howard Buten
ISBN: 0-03-057664-4 / 978-0-03-057664-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: When I Was Five I Killed Myself: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Buten
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: When I Was Five I Killed Myself
Author(s): Howard Buten
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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