A Study Guide for T C  Boyle s  The Hit Man

A Study Guide for T C Boyle s The Hit Man


  • Release: 2018-09-13
  • Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 21 page
  • ISBN: 9781535867740
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A Study Guide for T.C. Boyle's "The Hit Man", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for T  C  Boyle s  Tortilla Curtain

A Study Guide for T C Boyle s Tortilla Curtain


  • Release: 2015-09-15
  • Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 15 page
  • ISBN: 9781410320957
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A Study Guide for T. C. Boyle's "Tortilla Curtain," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for T  C  Boyle s  Greasy Lake

A Study Guide for T C Boyle s Greasy Lake


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 23 page
  • ISBN: 9781410347336
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A Study Guide for T. C. Boyle's "Greasy Lake," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Tortilla Curtain

The Tortilla Curtain


  • Release: 2011-07-04
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9781408826768
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When Delaney Mossbacher knocks down a Mexican pedestrian, he neither reports the accident nor takes his victim to hospital. Instead the man accepts $20 and limps back to poverty and his pregnant 17-year-old wife, leaving Delaney to return to his privileged life in California. But these two men are fated against each other, as Delaney attempts to clear the land of the illegal immigrants who he thinks are turning his state park into a ghetto, and a boiling pot of racism and prejudice threatens to spill over.

Greasy Lake and Other Stories

Greasy Lake and Other Stories


  • Release: 1986-05-06
  • Publisher: Penguin
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  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781101462188
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Mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, The Washington Post Book World says these masterful stories mark T. Coraghessan Boyle's development from "a prodigy's audacity to something that packs even more of a wallop: mature artistry." They cover everything, from a terrifying encounter between a bunch of suburban adolescents and a murderous, drug-dealing biker, to a touching though doomed love affair between Eisenhower and Nina Khruschev.

Talk Talk

Talk Talk


  • Release: 2011-07-01
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9781408826782
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Dana sits in a courtroom with her legs shackled as a long list of charges is read out, many of them dangerous. But the panic that grips her is not because she has been caught. She knows there has been a terrible mistake - she didn't commit any of these crimes. As Dana and her lover Bridger set out to clear her name and find the person who is living a blameless life of criminal excess at her expense, they begin to test the life they have built together to its limits.

The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle


  • Release: 2005-08-30
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 432 page
  • ISBN: 9781101573815
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Fresh on the heels of his New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-nominated novel, Drop City, T.C. Boyle has spun an even more dazzling tale that will delight both his longtime devotees and a legion of new fans. Boyle’s tenth novel, The Inner Circle has it all: fabulous characters, a rollicking plot, and more sex than pioneering researcher Dr. Alfred Kinsey ever dreamed of documenting . . . well, almost. A love story, The Inner Circle is narrated by John Milk, a virginal young man who in 1940 accepts a job as an assistant to Dr. Alfred Kinsey, an extraordinarily charming professor of zoology at Indiana University who has just discovered hislife’s true calling: sex. As a member of Kinsey’s “inner circle” of researchers, Milk (and his beautiful new wife) is called on to participate in sexual experiments that become increasingly uninhibited—and problematic for his marriage. For in his later years Kinsey (who behind closed doors is a sexual enthusiast of the first order) ever more recklessly pushed the boundaries both personally and professionally. While Boyle doesn’t resist making the most of this delicious material, The Inner Circle is at heart a very moving and very loving look at sex, marriage, and jealousy that will have readers everywhere reassessing their own relationships—because, in the end, “love is all there is.”

Budding Prospects

Budding Prospects


  • Release: 1990-05-01
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 336 page
  • ISBN: 9781101573860
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An “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times) novel about the adventures of three men growing marijuana in Northern California All Felix Nasmyth and friends have to do is harvest a crop of Cannabis Sativa and half a million tax-free dollars will be theirs. But they haven't reckoned on nosy Northern California-style neighbors, torrential rain, demands of the flesh, and Felix's improbable new love, a wayward sculptress on whose behalf he undertakes a one-man vendetta against a drug-busting state trooper named Jerpbak. As their deal escalates through crises into nightmare, their dreams of easy money get nipped in the bud.

The Women

The Women


  • Release: 2011-07-01
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 9781408826751
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Welcome to the troubled, tempestuous world of Frank Lloyd Wright. Scandalous affairs rage behind closed doors, broken hearts are tossed aside, fires rip through the wings of the house and paparazzi lie in wait outside the front door for the latest tragedy in this never-ending saga. This is the home of the great architect of the twentieth century, a man of extremes in both his work and his private life: at once a force of nature and an avalanche of need and emotion that sweeps aside everything in its path. Sharp, savage and subtle in equal measure, The Women plumbs the chaos, horrors and uncontainable passions of a formidable American icon.

The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come


  • Release: 2015-03-31
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9780062349392
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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author T.C. Boyle makes his Ecco debut with a powerful, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent in the American character. Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people—an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover—as they careen towards an explosive confrontation. On a vacation cruise to Central America with his wife, seventy-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior tourists. The reluctant hero is relieved to return home to Fort Bragg, California, after the ordeal—only to find that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control. Adam has become involved with Sara Hovarty Jennings, a hardened member of the Sovereign Citizens’ Movement, right-wing anarchists who refuse to acknowledge the laws and regulations of the state, considering them to be false and non-applicable. Adam’s senior by some fifteen years, Sara becomes his protector and inamorata. As Adam's mental state fractures, he becomes increasingly schizophrenic—a breakdown that leads him to shoot two people in separate instances. On the run, he takes to the woods, spurring the biggest manhunt in California history. As he explores a father’s legacy of violence and his powerlessness in relating to his equally violent son, T. C. Boyle offers unparalleled psychological insights into the American psyche. Inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come is a devastating and indelible novel from a modern master.