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In The Garden of the North American Martyrs

Wolff, Tobias

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ISBN 10: 0912946822 / ISBN 13: 9780912946825
Edité par The Ecco Press, 1981
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First Edition (first printing). The first book published in the U.S. by the author of THIS BOY'S LIFE and OLD SCHOOL, a very well-received story collection. The book was priced at $14.95 pre-publication -- a few advance copies were printed with this price (considered the "first state"). This copy is one of those considered to be the "second state" (the price clipped by the publisher and residue from the price sticker which had been attached) -- the "second state" copies were the first copies actually distributed to stores for sale. The "third state" had a printed price of $10.95. Fine/Fine but for some crimping at the head of the dust jacket spine. N° de réf. du libraire 15114

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Détails bibliographiques

Titre : In The Garden of the North American Martyrs

Éditeur : The Ecco Press

Date d'édition : 1981

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Synopsis :

Among the characters you'll find in this collection of twelve stories by Tobias Wolff are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies about his home life, a timid professor who, in the first genuine outburst of her life, pours out her opinions in spite of a protesting audience, a prudish loner who gives an obnoxious hitchhiker a ride, and an elderly couple on a golden anniversary cruise who endure the offensive conviviality of the ship's social director.

Fondly yet sharply drawn, Wolff's characters stumble over each other in their baffled yet resolute search for the "right path."

From the Back Cover:

The debut title in Ecco's the art of the Story Series—a collection of twelve short works of fiction that showcase Tobias Wolff's extraordinary craft

In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Tobias Wolff's first collection of short fiction, hailed the arrival of a major talent and the beginning of an acclaimed, bestselling career. In each of these sharply crafted stories, his characters, drawn from everyday life, stumble over each other in their baffled yet resolute search for the "right path."

Among the characters in these twelve stories are a teenage boy who tells morbid lies about his home life; a timid professor who, in the first genuine outburst of her life, pours out her opinions in spite of a protesting audience; a prudish loner who gives an obnoxious hitchhiker a ride; and an elderly couple on a golden anniversary cruise who endures the offensive conviviality of the ship's social director.

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