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The famed writer Stephen Crane is travelling to a German clinic in search of a cure for the tuberculosis that threatens his life. Knowing it may be his last chance, he dictates the story of 'The Painted Boy', inspired by a real-life encounter. But as the story delves into the seedy underworld of turn-of-the-century Manhattan, Crane's health deteriorates and the outcome of the story becomes as critical as the author's life itself. First published 2007.
By the acclaimed author of A Boy's Own Story
Edmund White has written one previous historical novel, Fanny: A Fiction. He is best known for his trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty and The Farewell Symphony, and the bestselling The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris. He is the author of a long biography of Jean Genet and a short life of Marcel Proust. White lives in New York and teaches writing at Princeton.