cover image Back in the World

Back in the World

Tobias Wolff. Bantam Books, $7.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-553-34325-0

Wolff (PEN/Faulkner winner for The Barracks Thief offers tales in the classic mode, maintaining unity of time, place and action. His characters and their dilemmas become recognizable in a few pages. ""The voice is crisp, the words are simple, the talk is laconic and everyday, but the questions these 10 stories pose are terrifying ones about good and evil,'' PW found. (October)