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If the River Was Whiskey

Boyle, T. Coraghessan

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ISBN 10: 0670826901 / ISBN 13: 9780670826902
Published by Viking, New York, 1989
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Signed and inscribed by Boyle on the title page, protected with a cover. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000099

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Title: If the River Was Whiskey

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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

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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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