This Boy's Life: A Memoir (Signed)

Wolff, Tobias

Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988
ISBN 10: 0871132486 / ISBN 13: 9780871132482
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First Edition. First Printing - stated. Signature (only) of Author on Half Title Page. 288 pp. Basis for 1993 film starring Robert De Niro, Leonardo Di Caprio and Ellen Barkin. Beautiful copy of a hard to find book. Signed by Author. Presents as very carefully read. Mylar protected DJ. Bookseller Invt. # C00270452K. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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 (Signed)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition/First Printing.

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