Pieces of Night: A Novel of Childhood

By: Elliott, David W.

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[solid copy, minor soiling to page edges; jacket rubbed, moderate edgewear, a couple of tiny edge tears]. "In his critically acclaimed first novel, Listen to the Silence, [ the author] told the story of a fourteen-year-old whose crime was being unwanted and whose punishment was incarceration in a mental hospital. Now, in this companion volume, the author goes back to an earlier period in his protagonist's young life. Beginning with the boy's first memories, memories centered around the erratic behavior and eventual crack-up of his mother, [this book] follows the child through a succession of loveless foster homes until, at the age of ten, he, too, cracks up. This is the moving and painful story of a child's slow slide into insanity and of his furious fight to hold on even as he knows he cannot."

Title: Pieces of Night: A Novel of Childhood

Author: Elliott, David W.

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Wendell Minor

Categories: Fiction: Modern Literature, Fiction: Modern Lit,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: (c.1973)

ISBN Number: 0-03-007591-2

ISBN Number 13: 9780030075919

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 8613

Keywords: Childhood Children Mental Illness Child Abuse Mothers