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Wolff, Tobias. BACK IN THE WORLD: STORIES. New York City, NY: Houghton And Mifflin, 1985. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 221 pages. Fine/Fine. Slight wear on DJ corners and spine .

The author's second collection of short stories. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, it is one of Tobias Wolff's single most scarce titles. The author has earned the deep respect and admiration of his many readers for his compelling stories marked by honesty and insight. This collection of ten pieces is tied together by Wolff's impeccable style and unyielding interest in "those moments when moral confusion crystallizes into clear, shining action and understanding". His characters, situations, and themes become familiar over time: Children recognize the failings of their parents; men and women attempt to bridge the distance between themselves, and singular events shape everyday feelings into a new and more meaningful reality. A triumphant achievement, this is a "must-have" title for Tobias Wolff collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Tobias Wolff. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for more than twenty years and is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and despite the DJ's imperfection, is in fine condition: All of the internal pages are clean, crisp, and bright, without any of the soiling, markings, and foxing found in other copies available online. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1985 for "The Barracks Thief". One of the most influential and important living American writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER TOBIAS WOLFF TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0395354161. $150.00

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