After the Plague

After the Plague

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'"After the Plague" is a formidable achievement. It is hip, slick and witty'. - "Sunday Telegraph". ' A mercurial craftsman mustering some of his most assured work'. - "FT". 'Boyle has the ability to create devastating situations, lighten them with a satirical gleam and then twist them into the kind of joke that makes your stomach hurt'. - "Daily Mail". 'Boyle writes so beautifully it always feels natural, never forced'. - "Guardian". Maverick, unpredictable and accomplished, T.C. Boyle has been called the 'trickster of American letters'. "After the Plague" is his latest collection of short stories - here are tales that superbly veer from the psychological to the slapstick, from surrealism to satire, once again proving him to be one of America's most formidable writers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 17mm | 345g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747557039
  • 9780747557036
  • 802,288

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'Boyle is a gifted and empathic satirist, a writer unafraid of the grand gesture' Bret Easton Ellis 'Boyle is a master of structure, his stories beautifully engineered machines which he spray-paints with graffiti' Independent
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About T. C Boyle

T.C. Boyle's novels include WORLD'S END winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, THE TORTILLA CURTAIN, RIVEN ROCK, THE ROAD TO WELVILLE, WATER MUSIC and FRIEND OF THE EARTH. His stories appear regularly in most of the major American magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire & The Atlantic Monthly. Playboy, Granta and The Paris Review. He lives in California.
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Rating details

1,282 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 24% (308)
4 44% (566)
3 25% (322)
2 5% (67)
1 1% (19)
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