By Frederick Exley
This fictional memoir, the 1st of an autobiographical trilogy, lines a self professed failure's nightmarish respectable into the bottom of yank lifestyles and his resurrection to the knowledge that emerges from despair.
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A Fan's Notes (A Fan's Notes, Book 1) by Frederick Exley