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"[A] rollicking collection of...good, old-fashioned, funny- suspenseful-head shaking stories." -The New York Times
There may be no one better than T.C. Boyle at engaging, shocking, and ultimately gratifying readers while at the same time testing his characters' emotional and physical endurance. The fourteen new stories gathered here display both Boyle's astonishing range and his imaginative muscle. From "Wild Child," a retelling of the story of Victor, the feral boy who was captured running naked through the forests of Napoleonic France, to "La Conchita," the tale of a catastrophic mudslide that allows a cynic to reclaim his own humanity, these tales are by turns magical and moving, showcasing the mischievous humor and socially conscious sensibility that have made Boyle one of the foremost living masters of the short story.
T. C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including World's End (winner of the PEN/FaulknerAward), Drop City (a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and The Inner Circle. His most recent story collections are Tooth and Claw and The Human Fly and Other Stories.
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin LCC US Feb 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 195x128x19 mm. Neuware - In the title story of this collection, Boyle has created a vivid and original retelling of the story of Victor, the feral boy who was captured running through the forests of Napoleonic France. The tale is a powerful investigation of what it means to be human. 304 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780143118640