The Road to Wellville by R. Coraghessan Boyle

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The latest novel by the author of World's End focuses on the great American breakfast food and exotic enema craze of 1907 to comment on the national quest for health and longevity. 100,000 first printing. First serial Rolling Stone. BOMC. Tour.
 

About R. Coraghessan Boyle

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T. C. Boyle was born Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York on December 2, 1948. He received a B.A. in English and history from SUNY Potsdam in 1968, a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and a Ph.D. degree in nineteenth century British literature from the University of Iowa in 1977. He has been a member of the English department at the University of Southern California since 1978. He has written over 20 books including After the Plague, Drop City, The Inner Circle, Tooth and Claw, The Human Fly, Talk Talk, The Women, Wild Child, and When the Killing's Done. He has received numerous awards including the PEN/Faulkner Award for best novel of the year for World's End; the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story for T. C. Boyle Stories; and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France for The Tortilla Curtain. His title Sam Miguel made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Viking.
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Each time out, Boyle ( World's End ; East Is East ) aims for a new target, and this time he has hit the bull's - eye. Wellville is a rich plumcake of a book, full of ripely conceived characters, satir

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Each time out, Boyle ( World's End ;

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In Wellville, Boyle (World's End, East Is East) brings his exhilaratingly bombastic style and virtuoso language to an old-fashioned adventure tale.

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