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Author Wolff, Tobias, 1945-

Title The night in question : stories / Tobias Wolff
Edition First edition
Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1996


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  810.54 W85597 A6/N  AVAILABLE
Description 206 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Mortals -- Casualty -- Powder -- The Life of the Body -- Flyboys -- Sanity -- The Other Miller -- Two Boys and a Girl -- Migraine -- The Chain -- Smorgasbord -- Lady's Dream -- The Night in Question -- Firelight -- Bullet in the Brain
Summary A man is shot dead while standing in line at the bank, another is fired for printing an obituary of a citizen as yet undeceased. A young woman visits her father following his nervous breakdown, and a devoted sister is profoundly unsettled by the sermon her brother insists on reciting. Whether in childhood or Vietnam, in memory or the eternal present, these people are revealed in the extenuating, sometimes extreme circumstances of everyday life, and in the complex consequences of their decisions - that, for instance, can bring together an innocent inner-city youth and a little girl attacked, months earlier, by a dog in a wintry park. Yet each story, however crucial, is marked by Mr. Wolff's compassionate understanding and humor
Genre/Form Fiction.
LC no. 96017560
ISBN 0679402187 (alk. paper)