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WORLD'S END.

Boyle, T. Coraghessan.

ISBN 10: 067081489X / ISBN 13: 9780670814893
Published by NY: VIKING. 1987, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition. SIGNED by T. C. Boyle on title page. Fine in fine dust jacket. Pen Faulkner award winner. Bookseller Inventory # 19061

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Title: WORLD'S END.

Publisher: NY: VIKING. 1987

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Synopsis:

Walter Van Brunt, woozy with pot, cheap wine, and sex, collides with his own historical roots when he crashes his motorcycle into a historical marker along the highway

Review:

T. Coraghessan Boyle, author of Water Music, a hilarious reinvention of the exploration of the Niger, returns to his native New York State with this darkly comic historical drama exploring several generations of families in the Hudson River Valley. Walter Van Brunt begins the book with a catastrophic motorcycle accident that sends him back on a historical investigation, eventually encompassing the frontier struggles of the late 1600s. Any book that opens with a three-page "list of principal characters" and includes chapters titled "The Last of the Kitchawanks," "The Dunderberg Imp," and "Hail, Arcadia!" promises a welcome tonic to the self-conscious inwardness of much contemporary fiction; World's End delivers and was rewarded with the PEN/Faulkner Award for 1988.

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