Blake Morrison: This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

Poet and author Blake Morrison chooses This Boy’s Life:

“I would like to recommend Tobias Wolff’s This Boy’s Life. A memoir that reads like a novel and which tells the story of the American author’s childhood and adolescence, as he and his mother flee out west and make a new life for themselves: beautifully written, emotionally astute, unnervingly honest.”

The author recreates his boyhood experiences, relating how he and his mother travelled through the United States, and tracing his experienes and changes from young boy to manhood against the background of a violent and wildly optimistic America.


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