Tooth and Claw And Other Stories

ISBN-10: 0143037439
ISBN-13: 9780143037439
Edition: N/A
Authors: T. C. Boyle
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Description: Since his first collection of stories, Descent of Man, appeared in 1979, T.C. Boyle has become an acknowledged master of the form who has transformed the nature of short fiction in our time. Among the fourteen tales in his seventh collection are the  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440

Since his first collection of stories, Descent of Man, appeared in 1979, T.C. Boyle has become an acknowledged master of the form who has transformed the nature of short fiction in our time. Among the fourteen tales in his seventh collection are the comic yet lyrical title story, in which a young man wins a vicious African cat in a bar bet; Dogology, about a suburban woman losing her identity to a pack of strays; and The Kind Assassin, which explores the consequences of a radio shock jocks quest to set a world record for sleeplessness. Muscular, provocative, and blurring the boundaries between humans and nature, the funny and the shocking, Tooth and Clawis Boyle at his best. BACKCOVER: A dazzling new collection from a writer of roaring intelligence and a curiosity that has led him to develop a masterly range of subjects and locales Annie Proulx, The Washington Post In T.C. Boyles fierce, funny new collection, men are fools, women hold the sexual cards, and nature is full of surprises, few of them pleasant. Entertainment Weekly

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.

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