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If the River Was Whiskey: Stories (Contemporary American Fiction)

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Publisher Comments:

In sixteen stories, T.C. Boyle tears through the walls of contemporary society to reveal a world at once comic and tragic, droll and horrific. Boyle introduces us to a death-defying stuntman who rides across the country strapped to the axle of a Peterbilt, and to a retired primatologist who cant adjust to the “civilized” world. He chronicles the state of romance that requires full-body protection in a disease-conscious age and depicts with aching tenderness the relationship between a young boy and his alcoholic father. These magical and provocative stories mark yet another virtuoso performance from one of Americas most supple and electric literary inventors.

Synopsis:

Eccentrics, charlatans, and decent, vulnerable people. You'll find them all in this acclaimed collection of stories. From "Sorry Fugu", the tale of an improbable romance between a restaurateur and a food critic, to "The Little Chill", a chronicle of 60's survivors in arrested development, these works are magical, surprising, haunting, and hilarious.

About the Author

T.C. Boyle is the author of thirteen novels, including Worlds End, which won the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award; Drop City, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Women. He has also published nine collections of stories and was the recipient of the prestigious PEN/Malmud Award for Excellence in the short story.  His stories appear in The New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, McSweeneys, and Playboy. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140119503
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Boyle, T. Coraghessan
Author:
Boyle, T. Coraghessan
Author:
Boyle, T. C.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19900501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.94x5.06x.56 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Eccentrics, charlatans, and decent, vulnerable people. You'll find them all in this acclaimed collection of stories. From "Sorry Fugu", the tale of an improbable romance between a restaurateur and a food critic, to "The Little Chill", a chronicle of 60's survivors in arrested development, these works are magical, surprising, haunting, and hilarious.

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