World's End

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jul 1, 2011 - Fiction - 480 pages
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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  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

BOTM, Nov 2017. Story of generations of Dutch that settled the New York area. A family saga (two families actually) and it goes back and forth from early settlement (1600s to to the 1960-70s). I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dreesie - LibraryThing

This novel jumps back ad forth through time from 17th century colonial Dutch/English New York, and then to the same area (and the descendants of the original colonists and natives) in the early 20th ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

T. C. Boyle is the New York Times bestselling author of ten collections of stories and fourteen novels, most recently, San Miguel, followed by the second volume of his collected stories, T. C. Boyle Stories II. 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.

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