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World's End: A Novel

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Awards

Winner of the 1988 PEN/Faulkner Award for American Fiction

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Haunted by the burden of his family's traitorous past, woozy with pot, cheap wine and sex, and disturbed by a frighteningly real encounter with some family ghosts, Walter van Brunt is about to have a collision with history.

It will lead Walter to search for his lost father. And it will send the story into the past of the Hudson River Valley, from the late 1960s back to the anticommunist riots of the 1940s to the late seventeenth century, where the long-hidden secrets of three families — the aristocratic van Warts, the Native-American Mohonks, and Walter's own ancestors, the van Brunts — will be revealed.

Review:

"World's End is a triumph; resonant, richly imagined and written with unfailing eloquence." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[A] vision more engaging in outline than in detail....A queasy complement to Boyle's first historical novel, Water Music..." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Haunted by the burden of his family's traitorous past, woozy with pot, cheap wine and sex, and disturbed by a frighteningly real encounter with some family ghosts, Walter van Brunt is about to have a collision with history.

It will lead Walter to search for his lost father. And it will send the story into the past of the Hudson River Valley, from the late 1960's back to the anticommunist riots of the 1940's to the late seventeenth century, where the long-hidden secrets of three families--the aristocratic van Warts, the Native-American Mohonks, and Walter's own ancestors, the van Brunts--will be revealed.

About the Author

T.C. Boyle is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels and has published seven collections of short fiction. He received the PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel World's End and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. His stories appear regularly in the New Yorker, GQ, Esquire, and Playboy.

Visit his Web site at www.tcboyle.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140299939
Author:
Boyle, T. C.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Boyle, T. Coraghessan
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Dutch Americans
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Dutch Americans -- History -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction
Publication Date:
July 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.74x5.07x.93 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 480 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140299939 Reviews:
"Review" by , "World's End is a triumph; resonant, richly imagined and written with unfailing eloquence."
"Review" by , "[A] vision more engaging in outline than in detail....A queasy complement to Boyle's first historical novel, Water Music..."
"Synopsis" by ,
Haunted by the burden of his family's traitorous past, woozy with pot, cheap wine and sex, and disturbed by a frighteningly real encounter with some family ghosts, Walter van Brunt is about to have a collision with history.

It will lead Walter to search for his lost father. And it will send the story into the past of the Hudson River Valley, from the late 1960's back to the anticommunist riots of the 1940's to the late seventeenth century, where the long-hidden secrets of three families--the aristocratic van Warts, the Native-American Mohonks, and Walter's own ancestors, the van Brunts--will be revealed.

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