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    This Boy's Life: A Memoir (CD-Audio) By (author) Tobias Wolff, Read by Oliver Wyman

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    DescriptionFirst 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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    This Boy's Life
    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tobias Wolff, Read by Oliver Wyman
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 9
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9781615730889
    ISBN 10: 1615730885

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC21: 813.54
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55710
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: P26109403
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3573.O558 Z46 2010
    Thema V1.0: DNBL
    Edition statement
    Unabridged, Reprint
    Highbridge Company
    Imprint name
    Highbridge Company
    Publication date
    27 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Minneapolis, MN
    Review quote
    Wyman collapses the distance between himself and the book s narrator, so that we eventually come to mistake him for Wolff s Toby. "Publishers Weekly" "