A Fan's Notes (Exley Autobiographical Trilogy, Book 1) by Frederick Exley

By Frederick Exley

This fictional memoir, the 1st of an autobiographical trilogy, strains a self professed failure's nightmarish respectable into the bottom of yank lifestyles and his resurrection to the knowledge that emerges from despair.

Frederick Exley recounts his lifestyles because the son of a hero-worshipped highschool athlete who's doomed to be a spectator not just of activities, yet of lifestyles. From irresponsible drifter, to dreamer of most unlikely goals, to drunkard, to common sufferer at an insane asylum, Exley carried luggage from his adolescence via a lot of his grownup lifestyles, by no means feeling he may get away the darkish cloud of expectation that hung over him. whilst Frank Gifford, former manhattan Giants backfield megastar, is injured, Exley is jolted into painful realizations approximately his existence, and a confession.

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