Restrained, droll, and nearly flawless in structure, Tobias Wolff’s keen-edged stories often concern confused folks who want to do the right thing, or at least find a way to allow themselves to believe that they’re doing the right thing. In ”Awaiting Orders,” a closeted Army sergeant refuses to help the sister of a soldier he fancies for fear of being outed. The chilling ”Down to Bone” tracks the tender role reversal between a dying mother and her son during her final hours. Ten of the 31 stories in Our Story Begins are new (the others appeared in previous collections), and they’re more accomplished than ever. A
Our Story BeginsRestrained, droll, and nearly flawless in structure, Tobias Wolff's keen-edged stories often concern confused folks who want to do the right thing, or at...Our Story BeginsFiction, Short StoriesTobias WolffRestrained, droll, and nearly flawless in structure, Tobias Wolff's keen-edged stories often concern confused folks who want to do the right thing, or at...2008-03-25Knopf
Genre: Fiction, Short Stories; Author: Tobias Wolff; Publisher: Knopf
Posted March 25 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT
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