Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made This Boy's Life a modern classic.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Table of Contents
Part One Thanksgiving Special Command Presence White Man Close Calls Duty A Federal Offense
Part Two The Lesson Old China I Right a Wrong Souvenir The Rough Humor of Soldiers Civilian Last Shot
Tobias Wolff lives in Northern California and teaches at Stanford University. He has received the Rea Award for excellence in the short story, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.