MindTap Literature

MindTap Literature

MindTap Literature

MindTap Literature

Synopsis

MindTap® Literature is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Paired with the Questia online library, a rich collection of sources selected by librarians, MindTap Literature gives students direct links to hundreds of short stories, poems, plays, novels, and essays, as well as access to robust search tools in Questia that students can use as they do research.

Excerpt

Tobias Wolff

Tub had been waiting for an hour in the falling snow. He paced the
sidewalk to keep warm and stuck his head out over the curb whenever he
saw lights approaching. One driver stopped for him but before Tub could
wave the man on he saw the rifle on Tub’s back and hit the gas. the tires
spun on the ice.

The fall of snow thickened. Tub stood below the overhang of a build
ing. Across the road the clouds whitened just above the rooftops, and the
street lights went out. He shifted the rifle strap to his other shoulder. The
whiteness seeped up the sky.

Hunters in the snow       First published in 1981. Tobias Wolff (b. 1945), a winner of
the PEN/Faulkner award, has also won many awards for his short fiction, including places in the
annual Prize Stories: the O. Henry Awards and The Best American Short Stories volumes. Raised in the
state of Washington, he dropped out of high school and worked as an apprentice seaman, then later
served as a paratrooper in Vietnam. He then earned degrees at Oxford University and Stanford,
where he now teaches.

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