The Road to Wellville

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Granta Books, 1998 - Battle Creek (Mich.) - 476 pages
19 Reviews
Involving America's obsession with keeping thin and fit, Boyle's enormously popular and critically acclaimed masterpiece brings some of the funniest characters to the big screen. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Broderick, and Bridget Fonda, this blockbuster comedy's large budget will generate immense interest for this title.

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Review: The Road to Wellville

User Review  - Cdrueallen - Goodreads

One of my least favorite TC Boyle novels, in which the milquetoast hero cures his ulcer and redeems his manhood by catching his wife having her womb manipulated in broad pastoral daylight by a doctor ... Read full review

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User Review  - Greta Nettleton - Goodreads

Hilarious. This author writes with a thesaurus riffling its pages in the wind on his desk, with whole paragraphs of terrific synonyms flying out onto each page in parades, rows, cavalcades, motorcades ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

T. C. Boyle was born Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York on December 2, 1948. He received a B.A. in English and history from SUNY Potsdam in 1968, a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and a Ph.D. degree in nineteenth century British literature from the University of Iowa in 1977. He has been a member of the English department at the University of Southern California since 1978. He has written over 20 books including After the Plague, Drop City, The Inner Circle, Tooth and Claw, The Human Fly, Talk Talk, The Women, Wild Child, and When the Killing's Done. He has received numerous awards including the PEN/Faulkner Award for best novel of the year for World's End; the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story for T. C. Boyle Stories; and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France for The Tortilla Curtain. His title Sam Miguel made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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