The memoirs of a beautiful boy /

"In a memoir studded with delicious lines and unforgettable set pieces, Robert Leleux describes his East Texas boyhood and coming of age under the tutelage of his eccentric, bewigged, flamboyant, and knowing mother. Left high and dry by Daddy and living on their in-laws' horse ranch in a w...

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Main Author: Leleux, Robert. (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition:1st ed.
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