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Boyle, T. Coraghessan (T. C. Boyle) . WILD CHILD AND OTHER STORIES. New York City, NY: Viking / Penguin Books, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 304 pages. As New/As New.

The author's ninth collection of short stories. One of T. Coraghessan Boyle's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents T. C. Boyle writing at the peak of his powers. "As good as anything the prolific author has written. Basing his story on the historical Victor of Aveyron, the feral child discovered in the wilds of France in 1797 and slowly brought to heel indoors under the patient but understandably frustrated doctor Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard, Boyle interrogates history with an experienced reader's wariness of sentimental revisionism and a great writer's attention to precisely what defines the child's wildness" (Publishers Weekly). It's a little bit surprising that as far as we know, no literary critic has pointed out that the story was the basis of one of Francois Truffaut's greatest films, also called "The Wild Child" (1969). That Boyle re-tells the story in his own characteristically searching style is what makes it a triumph. If Gore Vidal is America's preeminent literary historian, T. C. Boyle is its preeminent literary anthropologist. A "must-have" title for T. Coraghessan Boyle collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by T. Coraghessan Boyle. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or a bookplate. Byole's specimen-signature on this copy is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. This title will become collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0670021423. $50.00

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