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In the Garden of North American Martyrs: Stories.

Wolff, Tobias.

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ISBN 10: 0912946822 / ISBN 13: 9780912946825
Published by Ecco, New York, 1981
From Gregor Rare Books (Langley, WA, U.S.A.)

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A Near Fine copy in a Very Good, 2nd issue jacket that is price clipped with a sticker shadow on the flap; there is also clean slice to fold of front flap that is barely perceptable. Some of the characters in this collection of twelve stories by Tobias Wolff are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies about his home life, a timid professor who, in the first genuine outburst of her life, pours out her opinions in spite of a protesting audience, a prudish loner who gives an obnoxious hitchhiker a ride, and an elderly couple on a golden anniversary cruise who endure the offensive conviviality of the ship's social director. Sharply drawn, Wolff's characters stumble over each other in their baffled yet resolute search for the "right path.". Bookseller Inventory # 24084

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Title: In the Garden of North American Martyrs: ...

Publisher: Ecco, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Edition: First Printing of the First Edition

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Among the characters you'll find in this collection of twelve stories by Tobias Wolff are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies about his home life, a timid professor who, in the first genuine outburst of her life, pours out her opinions in spite of a protesting audience, a prudish loner who gives an obnoxious hitchhiker a ride, and an elderly couple on a golden anniversary cruise who endure the offensive conviviality of the ship's social director.

Fondly yet sharply drawn, Wolff's characters stumble over each other in their baffled yet resolute search for the "right path."

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The debut title in Ecco's the art of the Story Series—a collection of twelve short works of fiction that showcase Tobias Wolff's extraordinary craft

In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Tobias Wolff's first collection of short fiction, hailed the arrival of a major talent and the beginning of an acclaimed, bestselling career. In each of these sharply crafted stories, his characters, drawn from everyday life, stumble over each other in their baffled yet resolute search for the "right path."

Among the characters in these twelve stories are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies about his home life; a timid professor who, in the first genuine outburst of her life, pours out her opinions in spite of a protesting audience; a prudish loner who gives an obnoxious hitchhiker a ride; and an elderly couple on a golden anniversary cruise who endures the offensive conviviality of the ship's social director.

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