"[A] rollicking assortment of...good, outdated, humorous- suspenseful-head shaking stories." -The ny Times
there is not anyone greater than T.C. Boyle at enticing, surprising, and finally enjoyable readers whereas even as trying out his characters' emotional and actual persistence. The fourteen new tales accrued the following reveal either Boyle's fantastic diversity and his ingenious muscle. From "Wild Child," a retelling of the tale of Victor, the feral boy who was once captured working bare during the forests of Napoleonic France, to "La Conchita," the story of a catastrophic mudslide that enables a cynic to reclaim his personal humanity, those stories are via turns magical and relocating, showcasing the mischievous humor and socially wakeful sensibility that experience made Boyle one of many most desirable residing masters of the quick tale.