The New Confessions Summary
William Boyd (writer)

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John's mother dies during childbirth and he spends his entire life believing he is to blame, and that others blame him. John grows up with his father, Innes, who is a physician, and an older brother, Thompson. He is raised by a housekeeper, Oonagh. When John is a teenager his father sends him away to a boarding school in the hope that John will step up his academic efforts. By the...

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