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IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY

Boyle, T. Coraghessan

ISBN 10: 0670826901 / ISBN 13: 9780670826902
Published by Viking Press, 1989
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Noted writer's sixth work of fiction, a collection of short stories. Nice copy, tightly bound, a first edition with a full number row, no names or markings, no remainder mark, clean pages and sharp corners. The DJ is likewise bright, clean, not price clipped, not edgeworn, now in a mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 003255

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Title: IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY

Publisher: Viking Press

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Cloth/boards HB

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Dust jacket art by Bascove. His sixth book and third collection of stories.

From Publishers Weekly:

The pleasure of pure storytelling makes Boyle's new collection of fiction a joy to read. The author ( World's End ) filters a diverse cast of characters through his witty, relentless narrative voice. Employing parody, social satire and traditional storytelling methods, Boyle's 16 stories invoke vastly different fictional worlds. The author gives us a death-defying stuntman (in "Human Fly"), a fast-talking pitchman briefing the Ayatollah on how to improve his image ("Hard Sell"), a businessman who sells his soul to the devil ("The Devil and Irv Cherniske"), a New York construction worker's vision of the Virgin at a religious shrine in Ireland ("The Miracle at Ballinspittle"), even a young man romancing a woman pathologically afraid of germs ("Modern Love"). All of these stories seem fueled by the writer's own curiosity about people and places, but a few, unfortunately, read like throwaways. These stand out because most of the book is so full of diversity, wit and daring. 25,000 first printing; author tour.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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