Pinboy by George Bowering

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As a teenager, legendary Canadian poet George Bowering lived the life of an ordinary boy. He loved baseball, read Westerns, held a part-time job, and fantasized about girls and women. George was due for a sexual awakening, which arrived when he was fifteen. But what took place was anything but ordinary when George found himself vying for the affections of three very different women: his first love, the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and one of his high school teachers. Set in the South Okanagan Valley in the fifties, 'Pinboy' is an intimately honest and often hilarious memoir that skilfully captures the delirious chaos that takes place as a boy becomes a man.

Cormorant Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781897151938. 276 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.