Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Anonymous: The Story of Mr. X

This is a scandalous, white hot fiction/ non-fiction/ memoir coming-of-age story. We never learn the name of the first person narrator. It could be you, me, or the boy next door, and that makes it really powerful and intense. Growing up in a world of chaos and abuse, our boy learns the hard way that the good things in life come with a price. When a charismatic headmaster of an elite private school walks into his life, he discovers a ticket out of despair, but the price tag is seriously steep. The author's honesty about that fine line between the damage of abuse and the pleasure that cannot be helped is raw, painful, and poignant. The sexual elements are just as raw, intense, and jagged.

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