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This boy's life

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In this unforgettable memoir of boyhood in the 1950s, we meet the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move. Between themselves they develop an almost telepathic trust that sees them through their wanderings from Florida to a small town in Washington State. Fighting for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, Toby's growing up is at once poignant and comical. His various schemes--running away to Alaska, forging cheeks, and stealing cars--lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.
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9780802136688
9780060972776
9780802198600
9781615730889
9781615730896
9780871132482
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UG
Level 5.6, 12 Points
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Full title this boy s life a memoir
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Last Update 2018-05-25 23:21:42PM
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display_description This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Wolff, Tobias, -- 1945- -- Biography, Wolff, Tobias, -- 1945- -- Childhood and youth
title_display This boy's life : a memoir
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title_short This boy's life :
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Authors, American, Biography & Autobiography, Childhood and youth, Nonfiction, Wolff, Tobias