This Boy's Life (30th Anniversary Edition): A Memoir

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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802149077

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About the Author

Tobias Wolff lives in Northern California and teaches at Stanford University. He has received the Rea Award for excellence in the short story, the National Medal of Arts, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Reviews

"So absolutely clear and hypnotic . . . that a reader wants to take it apart and find some simple way to describe why it works so beautifully."--New York Times

"Wolff writes in language that is lyrical without embellishment, defines his characters with exact strokes and perfectly pitched voices, [and] creates suspense around ordinary events, locating the deep mystery within them."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A work of genuine literary art . . . as grim and eerie as Great Expectations, as surreal and cruel as The Painted Bird, as comic and transcendent as Huckleberry Finn." -Philadelphia Inquirer

"[This] extraordinary memoir is so beautifully written that we not only root for the kid Wolff remembers, but we also are moved by the universality of his experience." -San Francisco Chronicle

"Wolff writes in language that is lyrical without embellishment, defines his characters with exact strokes and perfectly pitched voices, [and] creates suspense around ordinary events, locating the deep mystery within them." -Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Wolff's genius is in his fine storytelling. This Boy's Life reads and entertains as easily as a novel. Wolff's writing and timing are superb, as are his depictions of those of us who endured the "50s." -Oregonian