After the Plague, and Other Stories

By: Boyle, T.C. [Coraghessan]

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Signed by author without inscription. First edition. Faint smell of smoke, top page edges lightly foxed. 2001 Hard Cover. 303 pp. Few authors in America write with such sheer love of story, language, and imagination as T. C. Boyle, and nowhere is that passion more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and widely praised short stories. In After the Plague, his sixth collection of stories, Boyle exhibits his maturing themes, speaking to contemporary social issues in a range of emotional keys. The sixteen stories gathered here, nine of which have appeared in The New Yorker and three in The O'Henry Prize Stories and Best American Short Stories volumes, display Boyle's astonishing range as he rings his changes on everything from air rage (Friendly Skies) to abortion doctors (Killing Babies). There are also stories of quiet passion here, such as The Love of My Life, which deals with first love and its consequences, and My Widow, a touching portrait of the writer's own possible future. The collection ends with the brilliant title story, a whimsical and imaginative vision of a disease-ravaged Earth and the few inheritors of a new Eden. Presented with characteristic wit and intelligence, these stories will delight readers in search of the latest news of the chaotic, disturbing, and achingly beautiful world in which we live. CONTENTS: Termination dust -- She wasn't soft -- Killing babies -- Captured by the Indians -- Achates McNeil -- Mexico -- The love of my life -- Rust -- Peep hall -- Going down -- Friendly skies -- The black and white sisters -- Death of the cool -- My widow -- The underground gardens -- After the plague.

Title: After the Plague, and Other Stories

Author: Boyle, T.C. [Coraghessan]

Categories: Fiction, Signed, Short Stories,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Viking: 2001

ISBN Number: 0670030058

ISBN Number 13: 9780670030057

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199485