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World's end : a novel

Author: T Coraghessan Boyle
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1988, ©1987.
Series: Contemporary American fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Haunted by the burden of his family's traitorous past, woozy with pot, cheap wine, and sex, and disturbed by a frighteningly real encounter with some family ghosts, Walter Van Brunt is about to have a collision with history. It will lead Walter to search for his lost father. And it will send the story into the past of the Hudson River Valley, from the late 1960s, back to the anticommunist riots of the 1940s, to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
World's end.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1988, ©1987
(OCoLC)556076011
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Coraghessan Boyle
ISBN: 0140097600 9780140097603 0140299939 9780140299939
OCLC Number: 17200253
Description: xvii, 456 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Martyr's reach: Collision with history; O pioneers!; Ancestral dirt; Prosthesis; Neeltje waved back; Last of the Kichawanks; Finger; Patrimony; Among the savages; Chiefly nuptial; With the Patroon's blessing; Landless gentry; Dunderberg imp; Mohonk, or the history of a stab in the back; Wailing woman; Tofu; Martyr's reach; Sons and daughters; Collision the second --
World's end: Hoodwinking of Sachoes; Open house; In de Pekek Zitten; Grand union; Question of balance; Between a rock and a hard place; Such sweet sorrow; Costumes; Van Wartwyck, sleeping and waking; Barrow; Truman's story; Gallows Hill; Hail, Arcadia!; World's end; Heir apparent.
Series Title: Contemporary American fiction.
Responsibility: T. Coraghessan Boyle.

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Haunted by the burden of his family's traitorous past, woozy with pot, cheap wine, and sex, and disturbed by a frighteningly real encounter with some family ghosts, Walter Van Brunt is about to have a collision with history. It will lead Walter to search for his lost father. And it will send the story into the past of the Hudson River Valley, from the late 1960s, back to the anticommunist riots of the 1940s, to the late seventeenth century, where the long-hidden secrets of three families - the aristocratic Van Warts, the Native American Mohonks, and Walter's own ancestors, the Van Brunts - will be revealed.

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