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After the Plague (Signed First Edition)

T.C. Boyle

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ISBN 10: 0670030058 / ISBN 13: 9780670030057
Published by Viking, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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New York: Viking [2001]. SIGNED. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. Fine/Fine. A tight clean unread copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. Smoke free. Shipped in well padded box. Signed by author, his name only, no other writing. Bookseller Inventory # CASE5-134

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Title: After the Plague (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Few authors in America write with such sheer love of story, language, and imagination as T. C. Boyle, and nowhere is that passion more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and widely praised short stories. In After the Plague, his sixth collection of stories, Boyle exhibits his maturing themes, speaking to contemporary social issues in a range of emotional keys. The sixteen stories gathered here, nine of which have appeared in The New Yorker and three in The O'Henry Prize Stories and Best American Short Stories volumes, display Boyle's astonishing range as he rings his changes on everything from air rage ("Friendly Skies") to abortion doctors ("Killing Babies"). There are also stories of quiet passion here, such as "The Love of My Life," which deals with first love and its consequences, and "My Widow," a touching portrait of the writer's own possible future. The collection ends with the brilliant title story, a whimsical and imaginative vision of a disease-ravaged Earth and the few inheritors of a new Eden. Presented with characteristic wit and intelligence, these stories will delight readers in search of the latest news of the chaotic, disturbing, and achingly beautiful world in which we live.

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T. Coraghessan Boyle is the author of five short story collections including his collected stories, T. C. Boyle Stories, and eight novels, most recently A Friend of the Earth. His 1987 novel, World's End, was the recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and The Tortilla Curtain won the Prix Médici Étranger in 1997 for best novel published in France by a foreign writer. In 1999, he received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction. His fiction appears regularly in magazines such as The New Yorker, Esquire, Granta, GQ, The Paris Review, and Playboy.

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