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Water Music

ISBN-10: 0140065504
ISBN-13: 9780140065503
Edition: 2006
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Description: T.C. Boyles riotous first novelnow in a new edition for its 25th anniversary Twenty five years ago, T.C. Boyle published his first novel, Water Musica funny, bawdy, extremely entertaining novel of imaginative and stylistic fancy that announced to  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/28/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

T.C. Boyles riotous first novelnow in a new edition for its 25th anniversary Twenty five years ago, T.C. Boyle published his first novel, Water Musica funny, bawdy, extremely entertaining novel of imaginative and stylistic fancy that announced to the world Boyles tremendous gifts as a storyteller. Set in the late eighteenth century, Water Musicfollows the wild adventures of Ned Rise, thief and whoremaster, and Mungo Park, a Scottish explorer, through Londons seamy gutters and Scotlands scenic highlandsto their grand meeting in the heart of darkest Africa. There they join forces and wend their hilarious way to the source of the Niger. BACKCOVER: Ribald, hilarious, exotican engrossing flight of the literary imagination. Los Angeles Times Water Musicdoes for fiction what Raiders of the Lost Arkdid for film. . . . Boyle is an adept plotter, a crazed humorist, and a fierce describer. The Boston Globe High comic fiction . . . Boyle is a writer of considerable talent. He pulls off his most implausible inventions with wit, a perfect sense of timing, and his considerable linguistic gifts. The Washington Post

Frederick Taylor was educated at Aylesbury Grammar School, and read History and Modern Languages at Oxford, and did postgraduate work at Sussex University. He is the author of the acclaimed bestseller, Dresden. He edited and translated The Goebbels Diaries. He lives in Cornwall.T. C. Boyle was born Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York on December 2, 1948. He received a B.A. in English and history from SUNY Potsdam in 1968, a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and a Ph.D. degree in nineteenth century British literature from the University of Iowa in 1977. He has been a member of the English department at the University of Southern California since 1978. He has written over 20 books including After the Plague, Drop City, The Inner Circle, Tooth and Claw, The Human Fly, Talk Talk, The Women, Wild Child, and When the Killing's Done. He has received numerous awards including the PEN/Faulkner Award for best novel of the year for World's End; the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story for T. C. Boyle Stories; and the Prix M�dicis �tranger for best foreign novel in France for The Tortilla Curtain. His title Sam Miguel made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

James Kincaid is an English professor at the University of Southern California and has written seven books in literary theory and cultural studies. These books and Kincaid himself have gradually lost their moorings in the academic world, so there was nothing left for him to do but to adopt the guise of fiction writer. Writing about madness comes easy to him.

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