T. C. Boyle is the author of the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning World's End and the National Book Award finalist Drop City, among others. Tonight he reads from Wild Child, his new collection of short stories that address natural concerns or, more precisely, nature run amok.
There is a new take on the story of the feral boy turned over to doctors to become civilized, and stories about a man attempting to deliver a human liver for transplant during a gigantic mudslide that wipes out a small coastal California town, about a lonely old man whose house is overflowing with rats, about what happens when a mountain lion starts to terrorize suburban California yuppies in their gardens, and about a young woman who babysits a very expensive cloned Afghan. The stories showcase Boyle's mischievous humor, socially conscious sensibility, and his superb writing on the intersection of urbanity and wilderness.
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