Gathered into one volume, the first four short story collections of T.C. Boyle, winner of the 2015 Rea Award for the Short Story T. C. Boyle is one of the most inventive and wickedly funny short story writers at work today. Over the course of twenty-five years, Boyle has built up a body of short fiction that is remarkable in its range, richness, and exuberance. His stories have won accolades for their irony and black humor, for their verbal pyrotechnics, for their fascination with everything bizarre and queasy, and for the razor-sharp way in which they dissect America's obsession with image and materialism. Gathered together here are all of the stories that have appeared in his four previous collections, as well as seven that have never before appeared in book form. Together they comprise a book of small treasures, a definitive gift for Boyle fans and for every reader ready to discover the qferocious, delicious imaginationq (Los Angeles Times Book Review) of a qvibrant sensibility fully engaged with American societyq (The New York Times). From the Trade Paperback edition.... 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||:||T.C. Boyle Stories|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 1999-11-01|