A Wolf at the Table

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This is a powerful evocation of an American childhood. The prequel to ‘Running with Scissors’, this work tells the story of Augusten’s relationship with his tormented father, a man who sent his wife mad & saw his other son run away from home, prior to Augusten going into foster care.

ISBN: 9780753516836 Author: Burroughs, Augusten Publisher: VIRGIN BOOKS Publication Date: 5th March 2009 Imprint: Virgin Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.6 (edition:22) Pages: 242 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

From the author:
‘My father doesn’t feature much in Running with Scissors. And one of the reasons for this is because he didn’t feature much in my life. But there’s another reason, too: Our relationship was so complicated, so dark, so confusing and so big, that to tell the story would require a book. So finally, upon the death of my father in 2005, I decided to tell the story I have been most afraid yet most compelled to tell.’

This prequel to international hit Running With Scissors tells the story of Augusten’s relationship with his tormented father: a man who sent his wife mad and saw his other son run away from home, prior to Augusten going into foster care. Harrowing, insightful and amusing by turns.

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