The Resource This boy's life : a memoir, Tobias Wolff, (electronic resource)

This boy's life : a memoir, Tobias Wolff, (electronic resource)

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This boy's life : a memoir
Title
This boy's life
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Tobias Wolff
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Language
eng
Summary
First 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 upnot 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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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1945-
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Wolff, Tobias
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other
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Read by Oliver Wyman
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  • Wyman, Oliver
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Authors, American
Target audience
adult
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This boy's life : a memoir, Tobias Wolff, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT11418493
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (600 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781615730896
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11418493
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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11418493
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
This boy's life : a memoir, Tobias Wolff, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11418493
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (600 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781615730896
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11418493
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11418493
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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