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Leave Myself Behind

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
The Alex Award - winning novel of a young gay man's search for meaning - from an author whose "voice is more than just honest or original; it's real" (The Plain Dealer).

Meet seventeen-year-old Noah York, the hilariously profane, brutally honest, completely engaging narrator of Bart Yates's astonishing debut novel. With a mouth like a truck driver and eyes that see through the lies of the world, Noah is heading into a life that's only getting more complicated by the day.

His dead father is fading into a snapshot memory, and his psycho-poet mother has relocated them from Chicago to a rural New England hamlet that looks like a bad advertisement for small-town America. The house he now lives in is literally coming apart at the seams as he and his mother renovate the old Victorian - in which they discover disturbing clues to the mysterious existence of a woman who disappeared decades before.

While his mother grows more obsessed with the mysterious woman, Noah fights his own troubling - but irresistible - obsession with the boy next door, the enigmatic J.D. It is J.D. who begins to quietly anchor Noah to his new life. J.D., who is hiding a terrible, haunting pain of his own that will affect Noah in ways he never thought possible . . .

Part Portnoy, part Holden Caulfield, never less than truthful, and always fully human, Noah York is a touching and unforgettable character whose "blunt, funny and dead-on narrative" is sure to entertain and entrance readers (Brian Malloy).


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Used availability for Bart Yates's Leave Myself Behind

Hardback Editions

April 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: Leave Myself Behind
Author(s): Bart Yates
ISBN: 1-4176-7602-7 / 978-1-4176-7602-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Leave Myself Behind (Alex Awards (Awards))
Author(s): Bart Yates
ISBN: 0-7582-0348-9 / 978-0-7582-0348-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Leave Myself Behind
Author(s): Bart Yates
ISBN: 1-4967-0944-6 / 978-1-4967-0944-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Leave Myself Behind
Author(s): Bart Yates
ISBN: 0-7582-0349-7 / 978-0-7582-0349-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Leave Myself Behind: A Novel
Author(s): Bart Yates
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA