In this potent new collection, the first in over a decade, Wolff displays his mastery over a quarter century, once again proving himself "a writer of the highest order: part storyteller, part philosopher, someone deeply engaged in asking hard questions that take a lifetime to resolve." (Los Angeles Times)
©2008 Tobias Wolff; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"[A]s good as anything Wolff has done...Wolff expertly uses irony and empathy to explore facets of contemporary life." (Publishers Weekly)
I have very little experience reading Tobias Wolfe. I tried "Old School" a few years back, but got bored with it. However I gave this collection of short stories a shot and am glad I did. What amazes me is how different each story is. Its almost as if a different person wrote each story. They are all very engrossing and have strong characters. I enjoyed this audio and will definitely listen to it again in the future
I loved this book. My only complaint is that they should have included five or ten second gaps between the stories. One story ends and then you immediately hear the title for the next story.
elizabeth in la plata
Surprising, puzzling, long-lived in my head.
The narrator was OK but seemed to be totally off on his inflections in some stories. Not enough to ruin the stories, tho.
A book you will want to save in your library forever.
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