World's End

World's End

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Walter Van Brunt is a dreamer, and a lover of drugs, alcohol and speed. He likes nothing better than to fly along on his motorbike, invincible and immortal. But one day, dodging a mysterious shadow on the road, he crashes into a barrier and loses his right foot. Walter is a descendant of Dutch yeomen and since the day of the accident he has been haunted by their ghosts. When he receives a new plastic foot he is determined to find his father who deserted his family years ago, and to uncover the secrets of his ancestors.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 111 x 178mm | 268g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747572798
  • 9780747572794

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'In rich and sensuous prose, studded like a mace with knobs of black humour, Boyle invokes the colonial past ... Not since Thomas Pynchon has any fresh American writer so cunningly lit the fuses of history so that they detonate in time recently past' The Times 'World's End is one of the most ambitious American novels of recent years ... a display of wit, narrative power and imaginative empathy for which most readers will feel, simply, gratitude' USA Today 'T.C. Boyle has emerged as one of the most inventive and verbally exuberant writers of his generation' New York Times 'World's End is set in New York's Hudson Valley in three well-researched time periods - the seventeenth-century, the 1940s and the 1960s - but rapidly takes off from its launchpad and hurls itself into a garrulous world of exaggeration, manic invention and linguistic aerobatics' Observer
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