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Old School
Author: Tobias Wolff

ISBN: 9780375701498
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 195
Published: 1 September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.07 x 12.95 x 1.52
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.

About the Author

Tobias Wolff was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Washington State. He attended Oxford University and Stanford University, where he now teaches English and creative writing. He has received the Story Prize, both the Rea Award and PEN/M...

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