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T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle

·3.7·112,596 Ratings
“ Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful. ” ― George Bernard Shaw
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  • Without a Hero

    1995·
    ·3.77·427 Ratings
    T.C. Boyle was first feted as a master of the short story for his critically acclaimed Greasy Lake. With these stories applauded by People magazine as "wickedly comical," he displays once again a virtuosity and versatility rare in literary America today.
  • Stories

    1999·
    ·4.21·1,340 Ratings
    T. C. Boyle is one of the most inventive and wickedly funny short story writers at work today. Over the course of twenty-five years, Boyle has built up a body of short fiction that is remarkable in its range, richness, and exuberance. His stories have won
  • Tooth and Claw

    2006·
    ·3.83·1,141 Ratings
    Since his first collection of stories, Descent of Man, appeared in 1979, T.C. Boyle has become an acknowledged master of the form who has transformed the nature of short fiction in our time. Among the fourteen tales in his seventh collection are the comic
  • East Is East

    1991·
    ·3.64·2,012 Ratings
    Young Japanese seaman Hiro Tanaka, inspired by dreams of the City of Brotherly Love and trained in the ways of the samurai, jumps ship off the coast of Georgia and swims into a net of rabid rednecks, genteel ladies, descendants of slaves, and the denizens
  • After the Plague: and Other Stories

    2002·
    ·3.85·1,213 Ratings
    Hailed as one of the best short story writers of his generation, T.C. Boyle presents sixteen stories--nine of which appeared in The New Yorker--that highlight the evolving excellence of his inventive, modern, and wickedly witty style. In After the Plague,
  • Descent of Man: Stories

    1990·
    ·3.96·583 Ratings
    In seventeen slices of life that defy the expected and launch us into the absurd, T.C. Boyle offers his unique view of the world. A primate-center researcher becomes romantically involved with a chimp; a Norse poet overcomes bard-block; collectors compete
  • World's End

    1990·
    ·4·3,113 Ratings
    This multi-generational novel ranges over the history of the Hudson River Valley from the late seventeenth century to the late 1960s with low humor, high seriousness, and magical, almost hallucinatory prose. It follows the interwoven destinies of families
  • If the River Was Whiskey

    1990·
    ·3.93·1,004 Ratings
    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
  • Greasy Lake & Other Stories

    1986·
    ·3.96·992 Ratings
    Mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, The Washington Post Book World says these masterful stories mark T. Coraghessan Boyle's development from "a prodigy's audacity to something that packs even more of a wallop: mature artistry." They cover everythin
  • McSweeney's #19

    2006·
    ·3.8·303 Ratings
    McSweeney s began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected from other magazines. Today, it has grown to be one of the country s best and largest-circulation literary journals, attracting works from some of the finest writers in the
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