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Jun.26.2012
From the author of Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons... PRIDE AND PLATYPUS: Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret When the moon is full over Regency England, all the gentlemen are subject to its curse. Mr. Darcy, however, harbors a Dreadful Secret... Shape-shifting demons mingle with Australian...
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Dec.17.2007
In seventeen slices of life that defy the expected and launch us into the absurd, 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 to snare the ancient Aztec beer can,...
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Dec.17.2007
A critic once said of T. Coraghessan Boyle, “More happens in one of Boyle’s stories than in most post-Victorian novels.” This is precisely the case in Without a Hero, fifteen stunning stories that each, in its own way, displays a virtuosity and versatility rare in literary America. In this, his...
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Dec.17.2007
As the book opens, in 2025, our hero, Tyrone O’Shaughnessy Tierwater, baby boomer, ex-radical environmentalist, ex-con, ex-father, widower and divorce, is seventy-five and battling to stay afloat in the rising Social-Security-less waters of a meteorologically challenged society. He is working as an...
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Dec.17.2007
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 yet lyrical title story, in which a young...