9780143037439

Tooth and Claw : And Other Stories

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143037439

  • ISBN10:

    0143037439

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/27/2006
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Summary

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 jock’s 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. Boyle’s fierce, funny new collection, men are fools, women hold the sexual cards, and nature is full of surprises, few of them pleasant.” —Entertainment Weekly

Author Biography

T.C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including World-'s End, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Drop City, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. Talk Talk is his new novel.

Table of Contents

Tooth and Claw When I Woke Up This Morning, Everything I Had Was Gone
Swept Away
Dogology
The Kind Assassin
The Swift Passage of the Animals
Jubilation
Rastrow's Island
Chicxulub
Here Comes
All the Wrecks I've Crawled Out Of
Blinded by the Light
Tooth and Claw
The Doubtfulness of Water: Knight's Journey to New York, 1702
Up Against the Wall

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