Wild child and other stories: and other stories
Brilliant, incisive, and always engaging, T. C. Boyles 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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|Grouping Title||wild child and other|
|Grouping Author||boyle t coraghessan|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-25 20:02:01PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-02-19 06:04:42AM|
|auth_author2||Boyle, T. C..|
|author||Boyle, T. Coraghessan.|
|author2-role||Boyle, T. C..|
|author_display||Boyle, T. Coraghessan|
|available_at_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
|detailed_location_lafayette||Lafayette Audio Collection|
|display_description||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.|
|owning_library_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
|owning_location_lafayette||Lafayette Public Library|
Boys -- France -- Fiction
France -- Social life and customs -- 21st century -- Fiction
Natural disasters -- Fiction
United States -- Social life and customs -- 21st century -- Fiction
|title_display||Wild child and other stories|
|title_full||Wild child : and other stories [electronic resource] Boyle, T. Coraghessan.|
Wild child and other stories / [compact disc] by T.C. Boyle
Wild child and other stories [electronic resource] Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
|title_short||Wild child and other stories|
|title_sub||and other stories|
Social life and customs