If the River Was Whiskey

If the River Was Whiskey

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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 cana€™t adjust to the a€œcivilizeda€ 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 Americaa€™s most supple and electric literary inventors.... drop off the dog at the veterinariana#39;s, take Sonnya#39;s shirts to the cleanera#39;s, buy a pound and a half of thresher shark, ... She lifted the corner of the rug, suspecting the dog, but there was no odor of urine. Looking closer, she saw that the concrete floor was a shade darker beneath the rug, as if it were bleeding moisture as itanbsp;...

Title:If the River Was Whiskey
Author:T.C. Boyle
Publisher:Penguin - 1990-05-01


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