Peter Straus

Ernest Competition

Old School

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SOME BOOKS ARE worth the wait. When his current publisher was not even a gleam in anyone’s eye, Tobias Wolff’s UK editor, Liz Calder, on the basis of some extraordinary short stories, Hunters in the Snow, commissioned his first novel. Around twenty years later, and having moved from Cape to help found Bloomsbury, she publishes it. Old School is a beautifully written and utterly captivating novel, which is what one would expect from a literary master such as Tobias Wolff.

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