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This Boy's Life: A Memoir

Wolff, Tobias

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ISBN 10: 0871132486 / ISBN 13: 9780871132482
Editorial: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Atlantic Monthly Press., 1988
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Limestone Books (Austin, TX, Estados Unidos de America)

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VG/VG. First edition, first printing. Signed by author on title page in black ink. Original price of $18.95 intact inside jacket flap. PO name on fep. 288 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 15433

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Título: This Boy's Life: A Memoir

Editorial: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Año de publicación: 1988

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

The winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction writes a memoir that brings to life the stuff of boyhood--from paper routes to whiskey, fistfights to friendship and betrayal--and captures as well America in the fifties.

Review:

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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