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Publisher Description

The protagonist of Tobias Wolff’s shrewdly—and at times devastatingly—observed first novel is a boy at an elite prep school in 1960. He is an outsider who has learned to mimic the negligent manner of his more privileged classmates. Like many of them, he wants more than anything on earth to become a writer. But to do that he must first learn to tell the truth about himself.

The agency of revelation is the school literary contest, whose winner will be awarded an audience with the most legendary writer of his time. As the fever of competition infects the boy and his classmates, fraying alliances, exposing weaknesses, Old School explores the ensuing deceptions and betrayals with an unblinking eye and a bottomless store of empathy. The result is further evidence that Wolff is an authentic American master.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2003
November 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
559.1
KB

Customer Reviews

42199 ,

Awful

The premise of the story is not easy to follow and the author cannot follow the plot without useless digression from the story. The plot is downright stupid and uninteresting. I cannot even begin to explain how difficult it was to follow the development of the story or characters and therefore led to an extremely in enjoyable read and became more of a drag than pleasure to finish the book. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BOOK. Not worth anyone's time.

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