Without A Hero

Paperback | May 1, 1995

byT.C. Boyle

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T.C. Boyle was first feted as a master of the short story for his critically acclaimed Greasy Lake. With these stories applauded by People magazine as "wickedly comical," he displays once again a virtuosity and versatility rare in literary America today. Without a Hero zooms in on American phenomena such as a center for the treatment of acquisitive disorders; a couple in search of the last toads on earth; and a real estate wonder boy on a dude safari near convenient Bakerfield, California.

Sharp, guileful, and malevolently funny, Boyle's stories are "more than funny, better than wicked," says The Philadelphia Inquirer. "They make you cringe with their clarity."

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In his fourth collection of short stories, Boyle, showing fierce, comic wit and uncanny accuracy, zooms in on an astonishingly wide range of Americans, from the college football player who knows only defeat to the couple in search of the last toads on Earth to a real estate tycoon who takes his family on safari--in Bakerfield, Californ...

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T.C. Boyle was first feted as a master of the short story for his critically acclaimed Greasy Lake. With these stories applauded by People magazine as "wickedly comical," he displays once again a virtuosity and versatility rare in literary America today. Without a Hero zooms in on American phenomena such as a center for the treatment o...

T. C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including World's End (winner of the PEN/FaulknerAward), Drop City (a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and The Inner Circle. His most recent story collections are Tooth and Claw and The Human Fly and Other Stories.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.6 × 5.07 × 0.55 inPublished:May 1, 1995Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140178392

ISBN - 13:9780140178395

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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In his fourth collection of short stories, Boyle, showing fierce, comic wit and uncanny accuracy, zooms in on an astonishingly wide range of Americans, from the college football player who knows only defeat to the couple in search of the last toads on Earth to a real estate tycoon who takes his family on safari--in Bakerfield, California