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World's End

World's End

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award; 'not since Thomas Pynchon has any fresh American writer so cunningly lit the fuses of history so that they detonate in time recently past' (The Times) Walter Van Brunt is a dreamer, and a lover of drugs, alcohol and speed. He likes nothing better... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781526608925
Barcode 9781526608925
Published 1 July 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Boyle, T. C.
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ISBN-13 9781526608925
ISBN-10 1526608928
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 July 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Boyle, T. C.
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award; 'not since Thomas Pynchon has any fresh American writer so cunningly lit the fuses of history so that they detonate in time recently past' (The Times) Walter Van Brunt is a dreamer, and a lover of drugs, alcohol and speed. He likes nothing better than to fly along on his motorbike, invincible and immortal. But one day, dodging a mysterious shadow on the road, he crashes into a barrier and loses his right foot. Walter is a descendant of Dutch yeomen and since the day of the accident he has been haunted by their ghosts. When he receives a new plastic foot he is determined to find his father who deserted his family years ago, and to uncover the secrets of his ancestors.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review World's End is a book to treasure and savour ... In rich and sensuous prose, studded like a mace with knobs of black humour, Boyle invokes the colonial past ... Not since Thomas Pynchon has any fresh American writer so cunningly lit the fuses of history so that they detonate in time recently past * The Times * World's End gives Boyle lots of room to display his manic gift for language, his love of exaggeration and Grand Guignol effects, his ability to work all sorts of magical variations on literature and history ... T.C. Boyle has emerged as one of the most inventive and verbally exuberant writers of his generation * New York Times * World's End is set in New York's Hudson Valley in three well-researched time periods - the seventeenth century, the 1940s and the 1960s - but rapidly takes off from its launchpad and hurls itself into a garrulous world of exaggeration, manic invention and linguistic aerobatics * Observer * The peak achievement this far in a career that seems now to have no clear limits * New York Times Book Review * World's End is one of the most ambitious American novels of recent years ... a display of wit, narrative power and imaginative empathy for which most readers will feel, simply, gratitude * USA Today *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

T. C. Boyle is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels including The Tortilla Curtain, Drop City, San Miguel and The Terranauts, and ten collections of stories, most recently T. C. Boyle Stories II. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and has won both the PEN/Malamud and Rea Awards in recognition of his short fiction. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and lives in California. tcboyle.com

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