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  - Oandthegang - LibraryThing

Walter van Brunt literally collides with history one night and thereafter sets out to find the truth about his father, commonly held to be a traitor and a coward. Walter soon finds that he and his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Grendelschoice - LibraryThing

TC Boyle is one of my favorite novelists. This one best exemplifies his electric prose and far-reaching imagination. A tragic tale of the power of family history reaching over four hundred years. 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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