This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff

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This Boy's Life is a memoir by Tobias Wolff first published in 1989. It describes the author's adolescence as he wanders the continental United States with his itinerant mother. The first leg of their journey takes them from Florida to Utah, where Mom, fleeing an abusive partner, hopes to get rich quick finding uranium (they do not). Eventually Wolff's mother becomes involved with Dwight Hansen (see below), and they settle in Concrete, Washington, north of Seattle, a place with plenty of natural beauty and, in their case, more than its share of personal desolation.

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The 418th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 86th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  2. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  3. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)

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