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The Resource This boy's life : a memoir, Tobias Wolff

This boy's life : a memoir, Tobias Wolff

Label
This boy's life : a memoir
Title
This boy's life
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Tobias Wolff
Title variation
This boys life
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this unforgettable memoir of boyhood in the 1950s, we meet 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. Between themselves they develop an almost telepathic trust that sees them through their wanderings from Florida to a small town in Washington State. Fighting for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, Toby's growing up is at once poignant and comical. His various schemes--running away to Alaska, forging cheeks, and stealing cars--lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility
Summary
The author chronicles the tumultuous events of his early life, discussing his parents' divorce, the nomadic wanderings with his mother that followed, and the strange and eventful process of growing up
Tone
Writing style
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, 1989.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
154351
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O558
LC item number
Z477 1990
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
This boy's life : a memoir, Tobias Wolff
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/89045733.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A hardcover edition of this book was originally published in 1989 by the Atlantic Monthly Press"--T.p. verso
Control code
495645
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Perennial Library ed.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780060972776
Lccn
89045733
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm20452270
  • (OCoLC)20452270
Label
This boy's life : a memoir, Tobias Wolff
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc042/89045733.html
Publication
Note
"A hardcover edition of this book was originally published in 1989 by the Atlantic Monthly Press"--T.p. verso
Control code
495645
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Perennial Library ed.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780060972776
Lccn
89045733
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm20452270
  • (OCoLC)20452270

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