Descent of Man: Stories

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Penguin Books, 1987 - Fiction - 219 pages
38 Reviews
In seventeen slices of life that defy the expected and launch us into the absurd, T.C. Boyle offers his unique view of the world. A primate-center researcher becomes romantically involved with a chimp; a Norse poet overcomes bard-block; collectors compete to snare the ancient Aztec beer can, Quetzacoatl Lite; and Lassie abandons Timmy for a randy coyote. Dark humor, delirious fantasy, and surreal satire come together in this collection that brilliantly expresses just what the "evolution" of mankind has wrought.

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User Review  - ievabach - Goodreads

Brilliant! All stories are so different and unexpected. I couldn't put the book down. I find it hard to write a more coherent review as i liked it so much haha Read full review

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Brilliant! All stories are so different and unexpected. I couldn't put the book down. I find it hard to write a more coherent review as i liked it so much haha Read full review

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Contents

Descent of Man
3
The Champ
17
Heart of a Champion
37
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

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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