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Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff is the author of novels, short-story collections, and memoirs, including This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army. A recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, the Rea Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award, he lives in California and teaches at Stanford University.

— From August 2015
The Dog-Eared Page

Bullet In The Brain

After striking the cranium the bullet was moving at 900 feet per second, a pathetically sluggish, glacial pace compared to the synaptic lightning that flashed around it. Once in the brain, that is, the bullet came under the mediation of brain time, which gave Anders plenty of leisure to contemplate the scene that, in a phrase he would have abhorred, “passed before his eyes.”

August 2015
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