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 of "The Barracks Thief" and "Hunters in the Snow" recreates his boyhood experiences, relating how he and his mother travelled throughout the United States, and tracing his experiences and changes from young boy to manhood against the background of a violent and wildly optimistic America.Product Description:
This unforgettable, bestselling memoir by a gifted writer introduces the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. A "New York Times" Notable Book of ther Year.
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Book Description Perennial, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st Perennial Library ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060972777
Book Description Perennial, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060972777
Book Description Perennial, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060972777
Book Description Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060972777 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1022196