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T. C. Boyle

The Relive Box and Other Stories

The Relive Box and Other Stories

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In these twelve stories, T. C. Boyle again focuses his unerring gaze on our relationship with nature, and the unintended consequences of our attempts to control it. What would you do if you could choose to relive any instant of your life, again and again? In 'The Relive Box', a father finds himself fighting his daughter to do just that.

On graduation day, a young woman waits, heart in mouth, for the explosive moment she knows is imminent. A neighbour's dog wreaks devastation, ending a life – and unexpectedly brings others into being. A burrito-seller comes up with a killer business idea, and pays a heavy price for success. An Argentine couple moves south for a new life, but find that paradise holds a nasty sting. And a mass water shortage spreads suspicion and division in a community.

Skewering human motivations with an unerring eye, T. C. Boyle roams unrestrainedly through the present and near future, inhabiting his characters' minds with a ventriloquist's flair. In characteristically electric prose he explores myriad facets of society: greed and excess; parenthood and responsibility; introspection and the digital world; and our relationship with our own mortality.

Published: 2017
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ISBN: 9781408890134
Size: 6.14 x 1.26 x 9.49 in
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