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World's End
T. C. BOYLE

World's End by T. C. Boyle
34 reviews (1987) (456p)
PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
New York TimesĀ® Best Fiction Books

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Book Description
This multi-generational novel ranges over the history of the Hudson River Valley from the late seventeenth cenutry to the late 1960s with low humor, high seriousness, and magical, almost hallucinatory prose. It follows the interwoven destinies of families of Indians, lordy Dutch patrons, and yoemen.


Amazon.com 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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The Harder They Come by T. C. Boyle
256 reviews (2015) (400p) (Amazon Top100) (MK Top)
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Drop City by T. C. Boyle
177 reviews (2003) (512p) (NBA) (NYTimes)
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IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY by T. C. Boyle
8 reviews (1989) (240p) (NYTimes)
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T. C. Boyle Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 2  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 0  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 1 Drop City ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 1 World's End ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 1 World's End ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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