Wild Child

Wild Child

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In einer verführerischen Sammlung von Short Storys erkundet T.C. Boyle das Unwahrscheinliche, das Tragische und das ganz und gar Normale. Ein Junge aus der Wildnis der Languedoc-Region wird aufgegriffen und "zivilisiert". Eine junge Frau wird engagiert, um einen geklonten Hund zu betreuen, der seine Besitzer 250.000 Dollar gekostet hat. A feral boy is captured and 'civilised' in the Languedoc region. A young woman is hired to look after a cloned dog that cost its owners $ 250,000. A widower in a self-satisfied suburb engulfs his loneliness in a sea of rats.
A weary city GP is baffled by a Mexican boy, the son of a taco-seller, who can feel no pain. A junior film editor invents the death of his own daughter because he can't face going in to work. A vindictive teenager with a gasoline fixation runs into trouble with his Japanese neighbour.
Two washed-up crooners in 1950s New York get creative while recording a schmaltzy Christmas special. In this beguiling new collection of stories, T. C. Boyle, one of the world's greatest storytellers, explores the improbable, the tragic, the allegorical and the altogether ordinary.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 379 pages
  • 108 x 175 x 32mm | 202g
  • PENGUIN Group (USA) Inc.
  • English
  • 0143119001
  • 9780143119005

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2 8% (144)
1 2% (30)
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