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The Night in Question: Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date October 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679781554
ISBN-10 0679781552
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a collection of short stories, one man is shot while waiting in a bank line, another is fired for writing a premature obituary, and a woman visits her father after his mental breakdown. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: One of the sinuous and subtly crafted stories in Tobias Wolff's new collection--his first in eleven years--begins with a man biting a dog. The fact that Wolff is reversing familiar expectations is only half the point. The other half is that Wolff makes the reversal seem inevitable: the dog has attacked his protagonist's young daughter. And everywhere in The Night in Question, we are reminded that truth is deceptive, volatile, and often the last thing we want to know.

A young reporter writes an obituary only to be fired when its subject walks into his office, very much alive. A soldier in Vietnam goads his lieutenant into sending him on increasingly dangerous missions. An impecunious mother and son go window-shopping for a domesticity that is forever beyond their grasp. Seamless, ironic, dizzying in their emotional aptness, these fifteen stories deliver small, exquisite shocks that leave us feeling invigorated and intensely alive.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679402183
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (October 1, 1996)
9780679402183 | details & prices | 206 pages | 5.75 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.00
About: In a collection of short stories, one man is shot while waiting in a bank line, another is fired for writing a premature obituary, and a woman visits her father after his mental breakdown
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679781554
 
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (October 1, 1997)
9780679781554 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: In a collection of short stories, one man is shot while waiting in a bank line, another is fired for writing a premature obituary, and a woman visits her father after his mental breakdown
Miscellaneous
from Vintage Books (September 1, 2010)
9780307763747 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $13.95
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Random House (October 1, 1996)
9780679455677 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $18.00
About: In a collection of short stories, one man is shot while waiting in a bank line, another is fired for writing a premature obituary, and a woman visits her father after his mental breakdown.

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