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The Night in Question - (Vintage Contemporaries) by Tobias Wolff (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Age Range: Adult

Author: Tobias Wolff

Language: English

TCIN: 76979689
UPC: 9780679781554
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-8774

Description

One of the sinuous and subtly crafted stories in Tobias Wolff's new collection--his first in eleven years--begins with a man biting a dog. The fact that Wolff is reversing familiar expectations is only half the point. The other half is that Wolff makes the reversal seem inevitable: the dog has attacked his protagonist's young daughter. And everywhere in The Night in Question, we are reminded that truth is deceptive, volatile, and often the last thing we want to know.
A young reporter writes an obituary only to be fired when its subject walks into his office, very much alive. A soldier in Vietnam goads his lieutenant into sending him on increasingly dangerous missions. An impecunious mother and son go window-shopping for a domesticity that is forever beyond their grasp. Seamless, ironic, dizzying in their emotional aptness, these fifteen stories deliver small, exquisite shocks that leave us feeling invigorated and intensely alive.
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