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This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to 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, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, 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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The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802198600
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Biography
Author:
Tobias Wolff
Author:
Wolff, Tobias
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Wolff, Tobias - Childhood and youth
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Biography-Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Sale Books
Subject:
Sale Books-Literature
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Publication Date:
December 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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"Synopsis" by , The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up.
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