The Barracks Thief.

Wolff, Tobias.

Published by Jonathan Cape, 1987
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A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by Wolff. The Barracks Thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. Brought together one sweltering afternoon to stand guard over an ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire, they discover in each other an unexpected capacity for recklessness and violence. Far from being alarmed by this discovery, they are exhilarated by it; they emerge from their common danger full of confidence in their own manhood and in the bond of friendship they have formed. This confidence is shaken when a series of thefts occur. The author embraces the perspectives of both the betrayer and the betrayed, forcing us to participate in lives that we might otherwise condemn, and to recognize the kinship of those lives to our own. Bookseller Inventory #

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The Barracks Thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. Brought together one sweltering afternoon to stand guard over an ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire, they discover in each other an unexpected capacity for recklessness and violence. Far from being alarmed by this discovery, they are exhilarated by it; they emerge from their common danger full of confidence in their own manhood and in the bond of friendship they have formed.

This confidence is shaken when a series of thefts occur. The author embraces the perspectives of both the betrayer and the betrayed, forcing us to participate in lives that we might otherwise condemn, and to recognize the kinship of those lives to our own.

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Tobias Wolff was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Washington State. He attended Oxford University and Stanford University, where he now teaches English and creative writing. He has received the Story Prize, both the Rea Award and PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the short story, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

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Title: The Barracks Thief.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Publication Date: 1987
Edition: First Printing of the First UK Edition.

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Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1987. First UK edition, 1987. Hardback. 101pp. Black cloth boards with gilt titles to spine Dust jacket in a protective sleeve. With meticulous precision Tobias Wolff embraces the perspective of both the betrayer and the betrayed in this chronicle, thereby forcing us to participate in lives that we might otherwise condemn, and to recognise the kinship of those lives to our own. Wolff's consummate skill quietly conveys the tragedy of ordinary lives with aching intensity. Book condition very good with just a little light spotting to text block edges. Dust jacket also in very good condition and unclipped. Bookseller Inventory # 1305588

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