Author(s): T.C. Boyle
A man falls from a roof whilst spying on his beautiful widowed neighbour. A newly married couple seeking enlightenment take a three year vow of silence and move to a yurt in the Arizona desert. A handsome young man works in real-estate by day, but has a far more sinister profession by night. An elderly woman is determined to return to her home in the countryside, despite the knowledge that in doing so she may be signing her own death warrant. Giant men are kept in cages to ensure their nightly service to their country. A man develops an unhealthy interest in his recently deceased reclusive rock-star neighbour. And on Christmas day at the San Francisco Zoo a terrible and tragic event occurs...T.C. Boyle Stories II comprises three later volumes of short fiction - After the Plague, Tooth and Claw and Wild Child - along with a new collection, A Death in Kitchawank. These fifty-eight stories explore the mundane, the devastating, the figurative and the implausible in a masterful and enthralling collection. T.C. Boyle is a writer at the height of his craft.
The second volume of collected short fiction from American master T.C. Boyle, including his previous three collections and fourteen new stories
A mesmerising storyteller Lionel Shriver, Financial Times Boyle, a virtuoso craftsman, is one of the reasons readers love short stories E. Annie Proulx, Washington Post A terrifically skilled writer of short stories, able to enlist your sympathy and enthusiasm for his characters and their predicaments within a few sentences Daily Telegraph One of the most intelligent and well-respected writers of his generation, continually flexing a literary muscle most writers don't even know they have The Times
T.C. Boyle is the New York Times bestselling author of nine collections of stories and fourteen novels, most recently San Miguel. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and won a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and lives in California.