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This Boy's Life: A Memoir

Wolff, Tobias

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ISBN 10: 0802136680 / ISBN 13: 9780802136688
Editorial: Grove Press, 1989
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Smith Family Bookstore (Eugene, OR, Estados Unidos de America)

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Light wear to covers. Signed by Wolff on title page. Includes admission ticket and program for book signing. Binding tight and text clean. N° de ref. de la librería 1002387

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Título: This Boy's Life: A Memoir

Editorial: Grove Press

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.

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Fiction writer Tobias Wolff electrified critics with his scarifying 1989 memoir, which many deemed as notable for its artful structure and finely wrought prose as for the events it describes. The story is pretty grim: Teenaged Wolff moves with his divorced mother from Florida to Utah to Washington State to escape her violent boyfriend. When she remarries, Wolff finds himself in a bitter battle of wills with his abusive stepfather, a contest in which the two prove to be more evenly matched than might have been supposed. Deception, disguise, and illusion are the weapons the young man learns to employ as he grows up--not bad training for a writer-to-be. Somber though this tale of family strife is, it is also darkly funny and so artistically satisfying that most readers come away exhilarated rather than depressed.

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