By turns mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, ironic and moving, T.C. Boyle's stories have mapped a wide range of human emotions. The fifty-eight stories in this volume, written over eighteen years, reflect his maturing themes. Along with the satires and tall tales that established his reputation, readers will find stories speaking to contemporary social issues, from air rage to abortion doctors, and character-driven tales of quiet power and passion. Others capture timeless themes, from first love and its consequences to confrontations with mortality, or explore the conflict between civilization and wildness.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
The prize-winning novelist and short story writer T.C. Boyle is notable for fiction that is at once socially engaged and also rich in humor. He won the Pen/Faulkner Award for his third novel World’s End, a sweeping novel set in the Hudson Valley. Named one of the Top 10 Books of 2015, The Harder They Come explores a legacy of violence among an aging Vietnam Vet and his son. Boyle’s shorter fiction appears regularly in The New Yorker and other major magazines.
Hometown:Santa Barbara California
Date of Birth:December 2, 1948
Place of Birth:Peekskill, New York
Education:B.A. in music, State University of New York at Potsdam, 1970; Ph.D. in literature, Iowa University, 1977