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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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In this unforgettable memoir of boyhood in the 1950s, we meet 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. Between themselves they develop an almost telepathic trust that sees them through their wanderings from Florida to a small town in Washington State. Fighting for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, Toby's growing up is at once poignant and comical. His various schemes--running away to Alaska, forging cheeks, 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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Tobias Wolff is the author of two highly acclaimed collections of short stories and a short novel, The Barracks Thief, which won the 1985 PEN/Faulkner Award. He lives with his family in upstate New York and teaches at Syracuse University.

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s0sn0wy, October 30, 2008 (view all comments by s0sn0wy)
This memoir reads like a novel--a very good novel. The prose is original and creative, and the story sheds a not so glorious light on the confusion and frustration of childhood. It takes a very brave author to write about themselves in such a forthright manner, especially when their choices can be perceived as falling far short of noble.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060972776
Subtitle:
Memoir, A
Author:
Wolff, Tobias
Publisher:
Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Perennial Library ed.
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
1990
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.03x5.32x.73 in. .51 lbs.

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