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Publisher's Summary

A story of siblings and faith from short-story master Tobias Wolff.

Frances has always been protective of her younger brother Frank. The children of a brutal father and a sick, defenseless mother, Frances fought to keep her brother safe. And throughout all of his adult failings – from drug addiction to near-fatal car crashes - she has stood by his side.

Now Frank has found religion. Standing in his crisp white shirt and restrictive tie, he's eager to recount last Sunday's sermon to his older sister. As the sermon unfolds, the father must make a terrible choice – one that cuts deep for Frances. Can she and her brother withstand these new challenges?

©1996 Tobias Wolff (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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This story has no ending! The fact that it has an exciting story and good acting is ruined by the fact that it isn't finished.

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Disappointed

Sometimes I hear stories that I believe are test cases of the writer, written to see what he/she can get away with, and this is one of those…
Or perhaps the author became bored, or was interrupted.
Good thing this was included in my Plus membership.

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Waste of my time

Nothing new here. Unpleasant, annoying, and not enriching to me in any way.
I will not read his books.

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  • 02-06-21

Story flows as it's read--easy & natural

The narration animates the story nicely. Fluid, clever. Feels inconsequential but somehow essential & true.

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Tobias Wolff classic short story

Captivating story of moral quandary written with narrative intrigue. Ably read by Anthony Heald with dramatic care. Good story for High School discussion and analysis.

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Didn't really go anywhere

Interesting backstory but the main character basically told a story to his sister the whole time, which he had heard from his pastor after he found religion. And nothing really changes in the siblings' dynamics. I thought it was boring compared to some of the others by Wolff.

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Another gem from Wolff

Another very short short story by a modern master of the form. I simply can't get enough of this writer.