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The night in question : stories
Wolff, Tobias
Adult Fiction WOLFF

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From Publishers' Weekly:

These 15 stories by the PEN/Faulkner-award winner strike a uniquely American psychic note, said PW. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

The phrase "Unabridged Stories" on the package of this program of seven short stories refers, somewhat misleadingly, to the fact that the stories themselves are unabridged, but this selection is, in itself, an abridgment of a larger collection of the same title (LJ 9/15/96). Wolff's reading of his own work does little to recommend it. Often the author as narrator can provide important clues as to the rhythm of the prose and the personality behind it. But if an author's voice is ordinary, and he or she reads without distinction, that is how the work will strike the listener. Wolff's work is clever, perceptive, and informed by a compassionate sense of pathos, but his narration, while intelligent, only lends it an air of semiprofessionalism, and for all their virtues, the stories are not compelling enough to override this weakness. When an audio selection costs roughly the same as the larger printed collection ($23), listeners‘and purchasers‘are justified in their expectation to hear something extraordinary. That is precisely what is missing here. Not recommended.‘Peter Josyph, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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