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Wild Child

And Other Stories

by T.C. Boyle

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A superb new collection from "a writer who can take you anywhere" (The New York Times)
In the title story of this rich new collection, T.C. Boyle has created so vivid and original a retelling of the story of Victor, the feral boy who was captured running naked through the forests of Napoleonic France, that it becomes not just new but definitive: yes, this is how it must have been. The tale is by turns magical and moving, a powerful investigation of what it means to be human.
There is perhaps no one better than T.C. Boyle at engaging, shocking, and ultimately gratifying his readers while at the same time testing his characters' emotional and physical endurance. The fourteen stories gathered here display both Boyle's astonishing range and his imaginative muscle. Nature is the dominant player in many of these stories, whether in the form of the catastrophic mudslide that allows a cynic to reclaim his own humanity ("La Conchita") or the wind-driven fires that howl through a high California canyon ("Ash Monday"). Other tales range from the drama of a man who spins Homeric lies in order to stop going to work, to that of a young woman who must babysit for a $250,000 cloned Afghan and the sad comedy of a child born to Mexican street vendors who is unable to feel pain.
Brilliant, incisive, and always entertaining, Boyle's short stories showcase the mischievous humor and socially conscious sensibility that have made him one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.

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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 21, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9781101189900
  • Release date: January 21, 2010

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  • ISBN: 9781101189900
  • File size: 416 KB
  • Release date: January 21, 2010

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781101189368
  • File size: 1525 KB
  • Release date: January 21, 2010


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A superb new collection from "a writer who can take you anywhere" (The New York Times)
In the title story of this rich new collection, T.C. Boyle has created so vivid and original a retelling of the story of Victor, the feral boy who was captured running naked through the forests of Napoleonic France, that it becomes not just new but definitive: yes, this is how it must have been. The tale is by turns magical and moving, a powerful investigation of what it means to be human.
There is perhaps no one better than T.C. Boyle at engaging, shocking, and ultimately gratifying his readers while at the same time testing his characters' emotional and physical endurance. The fourteen stories gathered here display both Boyle's astonishing range and his imaginative muscle. Nature is the dominant player in many of these stories, whether in the form of the catastrophic mudslide that allows a cynic to reclaim his own humanity ("La Conchita") or the wind-driven fires that howl through a high California canyon ("Ash Monday"). Other tales range from the drama of a man who spins Homeric lies in order to stop going to work, to that of a young woman who must babysit for a $250,000 cloned Afghan and the sad comedy of a child born to Mexican street vendors who is unable to feel pain.
Brilliant, incisive, and always entertaining, Boyle's short stories showcase the mischievous humor and socially conscious sensibility that have made him one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.

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    Penguin Publishing Group

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 21, 2010

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781101189900
    Release date: January 21, 2010

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781101189900
    File size: 416 KB
    Release date: January 21, 2010

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781101189368
    File size: 1525 KB
    Release date: January 21, 2010

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