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If the river was whiskey : stories

Author: T Coraghessan Boyle
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin, 1990.
Series: Contemporary American fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In sixteen stories, T.C. Boyle tears through the walls of contemporary society to reveal a world at once comic and tragic, droll and horrific. Boyle introduces us to a death-defying stuntman who rides across the country strapped to the axle of a Peterbilt, and to a retired primatologist who can't adjust to the "civilized" world. He chronicles the state of romance that requires full-body protection in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
If the river was whiskey.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin, 1990
(OCoLC)645056462
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Coraghessan Boyle
ISBN: 0140119507 9780140119503
OCLC Number: 20671132
Description: 224 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Sorry Fugu --
Modern love --
Hard sell --
Peace of mind --
Sinking house --
The human fly --
The hat --
Me cago en la leche (Robert Jordan in Nicaragua) --
The little chill --
King bee --
Thawing out --
The Devil and Irv Cherniske --
The miracle at Ballinspittle --
Zapatos --
The ape lady in retirement --
If the river was whiskey.
Series Title: Contemporary American fiction.
Responsibility: by T. Coraghessan Boyle.
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In sixteen stories, T.C. Boyle tears through the walls of contemporary society to reveal a world at once comic and tragic, droll and horrific. Boyle introduces us to a death-defying stuntman who rides across the country strapped to the axle of a Peterbilt, and to a retired primatologist who can't adjust to the "civilized" world. He chronicles the state of romance that requires full-body protection in a disease-conscious age and depicts with aching tenderness the relationship between a young boy and his alcoholic father. These magical and provocative stories mark yet another virtuoso performance from one of America's most supple and electric literary inventors.

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