Wild Child by T.C. Boyle
And Other Stories

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"[A] rollicking collection of...good, old-fashioned, funny- suspenseful-head shaking stories." -The New York Times

There may be no one better than T.C. Boyle at engaging, shocking, and ultimately gratifying readers while at the same time testing his characters' emotional and physical endurance. The fourteen new stories gathered here display both Boyle's astonishing range and his imaginative muscle. From "Wild Child," a retelling of the story of Victor, the feral boy who was captured running naked through the forests of Napoleonic France, to "La Conchita," the tale of a catastrophic mudslide that allows a cynic to reclaim his own humanity, these tales are by turns magical and moving, showcasing the mischievous humor and socially conscious sensibility that have made Boyle one of the foremost living masters of the short story.


 

About T.C. Boyle

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T.C. BOYLE is the author of nine short story collections and twelve novels, including World's End, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award; Drop City, finalist for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestselling The Women. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he lives near Santa Barbara, California, and is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.
 
Published December 22, 2009 by Penguin Books. 323 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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T. Coraghessan Boyle’s rollicking new collection has no larger philosophical point to make, just some good, old-fashioned, funny-suspenseful-head-shaking stories.

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In these tales, T. C. Boyle continues his career-long interest in man’s vexed tussles with nature.

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Publishers Weekly

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The title novella in Boyles's ninth collection is as good as anything the prolific author of The Women has written. Basing his story on the historical Victo

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Book Reporter

focuses --- as in the title story --- on the places where the.

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Tampa Bay Times

Boyle's 'Wild Child and Other Stories' leads reader on a primal journey 01/30/10.

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Scotsman.com

Though the book's imaginative breadth is impressive – it includes cloned house pets, a school-board squabble about intelligent design, a doctor's story of a boy who feels no pain – most of the tales suffer in comparison with "Wild Child".

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