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If the River Was Whiskey (First Edition)

T.Coraghessan. Boyle

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ISBN 10: 0670826901 / ISBN 13: 9780670826902
Published by Viking (New York), 1988
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first printing (with full number sequence including the 1). Hardbound. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A tight, clean copy. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. NOT price clipped. Shipped in well padded box. Bookseller Inventory # 2464

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Title: If the River Was Whiskey (First Edition)

Publisher: Viking (New York)

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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