Old School

August 31, 2004|
Old School by Tobias Wolff
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The protagonist of Tobias Wolff’s shrewdly—and at times devastatingly—observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of his more privileged classmates. Like many of them, he wants more than anything on earth to become a writer. But to do that he must first learn to tell the truth about himself.

The agency of revelation is the school literary contest, whose winner will be awarded an audience with the most legendary writer of his time. As the fever of competition infects the boy and his classmates, fraying alliances, exposing weaknesses, Old School explores the ensuing deceptions and betrayals with an unblinking eye and a bottomless store of empathy. The result is further evidence that Wolff is an authentic American master.
Tobias Wolff lives in Northern California and teaches at Stanford University. He has received the Rea Award for excellence in the short story, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.
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Title:Old School
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 7.98 X 5.16 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 7.98 X 5.16 X 0.55 in
Published:August 31, 2004
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780375701498

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