Book has small remainder mark on bottom paper edges. 244pp. Lilac/black cloth. 1st Ed. with complete number line. Tight, square, bright copy with firm corners. No internal names, notes or markings. Crisp, unclipped, pictorial DJ in Mylar cover ($17.95). Signed by Boyle on the Title Page. USPS Tracking included. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Bound in the publisher's original quarter cloth and paper covered boards with the spine stamped in gilt.
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.
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Title: If the River Was Whiskey
Publisher: Viking Pr
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Edition: First Edition
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