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The Whalestoe Letters

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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


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October 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Whalestoe Letters
Author(s): Mark Z Danielewski
ISBN: 0-375-71441-3 / 978-0-375-71441-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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