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World's End by T. Coraghessan Boyle
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T. Coraghessan Boyle, author of Water Music, a hilarious reinvention of the exploration of the Niger, returns to his native New York State with this darkly comic historical drama exploring several generations of families in the Hudson River Valley. Walter Van Brunt begins the book with a catastrophic motorcycle accident that sends him back on a historical investigation, eventually encompassing the frontier struggles of the late 1600s. Any book that opens with a three-page "list of principal characters" and includes chapters titled "The Last of the Kitchawanks," "The Dunderberg Imp," and "Hail, Arcadia!" promises a welcome tonic to the self-conscious inwardness of much contemporary fiction; World's End delivers and was rewarded with the PEN/Faulkner Award for 1988.
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  World's End (Contemporary American Fiction)
     
Viking 1st Hardcover edition, Date published 1987, ISBN 0-670-81489-X, 456 pages
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  Near Fine book (remainder mark to page bottoms) in Fine dustjacket, signed by Mr. Boyle on the title page. Appears unread.   Near Fine $ 30.00 Add to cart
     
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