World's End

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jul 1, 2011 - Fiction - 480 pages
26 Reviews
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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User Review  - Sophia Ciocca - Goodreads

This book is thematically and structurally East of Eden, but with a pessimistic, rather than optimistic, ending. Tough book to get through, but worth it. Read full review

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User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

This book is spectacular, but it really requires your undivided attention to realise it. Telling the story of multiple generations of dutch families in the Hudson Valley of New York, it's a huge mish ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

T. C. Boyle's novels include World's End, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, The Tortilla Curtain, the New York Times bestseller, The Women and, most recently, When the Killing's Done. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and he is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in California.

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