Old School

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Old School

Tobias Wolff, Dan Cashman

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The author of the genre-defining memoir This Boy’s Life, the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning novella The Barracks Thief, and short stories acclaimed as modern classics, Tobias Wolff now gives us his first novel.
Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he’s achieved, and steers his destiny in directions no one could have predicted.
The school’s mystique is rooted in Literature, and for many boys this becomes an obsession, editing the review and competing for the attention of visiting writers whose fame helps to perpetuate the tradition. Robert Frost, soon to appear at JFK’s inauguration, is far less controversial than the next visitor, Ayn Rand. But the final guest is one whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain.

No one writes more astutely than Wolff about the process by which character is formed, and here he illuminates the irresistible power, even the violence, of the self-creative urge. Resonant in ways at once contemporary and timeless, Old School is a masterful achievement by one of the finest writers of our time.


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Tobias Wolff:
Tobias Wolff lives in Northern California and teaches at Stanford University. He has received the Rea Award for excellence in the short story, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Dan Cashman was born in 1933. He is an American television actor who has narrated fourteen audiobooks for Books on Tape, including titles like Murdering Mr. Lincoln. Cashman has appeared on such television shows as Dangerous Women, Silk Stalkings, and The Pretender.


Tobias Wolff lives in Northern California and teaches at Stanford University. He has received the Rea Award for excellence in the short story, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Dan Cashman was born in 1933. He is an American television actor who has narrated fourteen audiobooks for Books on Tape, including titles like Murdering Mr. Lincoln. Cashman has appeared on such television shows as Dangerous Women, Silk Stalkings, and The Pretender.

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