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"One of our most exquisite storytellers" "(Esquire)" gives us his first collection in over a decade: ten potent new stories that, along with twenty-one classics, display his mastery over a quarter century.
Tobias Wolff's first two books, "In the Garden of the North American Martyrs" and "Back in the World, " were a powerful demonstration of how the short story can "provoke our amazed appreciation," as "The""New York Times Book Review" wrote then. In the years since, he's written a third collection, "The Night in Question, " as well as a pair of genre-defining memoirs "(This Boy's Life" and "In Pharaoh's Army), " the novella "The Barracks Thief, " and, most recently, a novel, "Old School."
Now he returns with fresh revelations--about biding one's time, or experiencing first love, or burying one's mother--that come to a variety of characters in circumstances at once everyday and extraordinary: a retired Marine enrolled in college while her son trains for Iraq, a lawyer taking a difficult deposition, an American in Rome indulging the Gypsy who's picked his pocket. In these stories, as with his earlier, much-anthologized work, he once again proves himself, according to the "Los Angeles Times, " "a writer of the highest order: part storyteller, part philosopher, someone deeply engaged in asking hard questions that take a lifetime to resolve."
Title: Our Story Begins New and Selected Stories
Edition: First edition. First Printing
Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2008
ISBN Number: 1400044596
ISBN Number 13: 9781400044597
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 000342
Description: 379 pp. 8vo. Signed on tipped in sheet. Spine heel bumped. Dust jacket is protected with a Brodart archival cover.