This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff audiobook

This Boy's Life: A Memoir

By Tobias Wolff
Read by Oliver Wyman

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665164085

  • ISBN: 9781665164061

  • ISBN: 9781665164078

Runtime: 10.03 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1989 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography

A 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Winner of the 1990 Ambassador Book Award for Biography/Autobiography

First published in 1989, this memoir has become a classic in the genre. With this book, Wolff essentially launched the memoir craze that has been going strong ever since. It was made into a movie in 1993. Fiction writer Tobias Wolff electrified critics with his scarifying 1989 memoir, which many deemed as notable for its artful structure and finely wrought prose as for the events it describes. The story is pretty grim: Teenaged Wolff moves with his divorced mother from Florida to Utah to Washington State to escape her violent boyfriend. When she remarries, Wolff finds himself in a bitter battle of wills with his abusive stepfather, a contest in which the two prove to be more evenly matched than might have been supposed. Deception, disguise, and illusion are the weapons the young man learns to employ as he grows up—not bad training for a writer-to-be. Somber though this tale of family strife is, it is also darkly funny and so artistically satisfying that listeners come away exhilarated.

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Author Bio: Tobias Wolff

Author Bio: Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff is the author of several previous books and the editor of a growing list of anthologies. He has received numerous awards, among them the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story. He lives in Northern California and teaches English and creative writing at Stanford University.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English