THIS BOY'S LIFE: A Memoir

Wolff, Tobias

Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989
ISBN 10: 0871132486 / ISBN 13: 9780871132482
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Highly praised, award winning author of fiction has here written a non-fiction account of his boyhood that is the equal or surpasses his fiction. Truman Capote claimed to have written a "non-fiction novel" when he wrote In Cold Blood, but this book set the standard for how memoirs would be written for years to come and is now widely emulated. A nice collectible copy, a stated first edition, without names or other markings, and tightly bound--an indication of light reading if any. The DJ is likewise fine, not price clipped, no edgewear, two tiny closed tears that are difficult to see, but clean and bright in a mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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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Title: THIS BOY'S LIFE: A Memoir
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Cloth/boards HB
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition

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