T.C. Boyle

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T.C. Boyle

T. Coraghessan Boyle (born Thomas John Boyle on December 2, 1948), also known as T.C. Boyle, is a U.S. novelist and short story writer. Since the late 1970s, he has published eleven novels and more than 60 short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988 for his third novel, World's End, which recounts 300 years in upstate New York.

Acts of God (1989)[edit]

  • If you're not working, you might as well be dead.
  • His hips felt as if an army of mad acupuncturists had been driving hot needles into them.
  • The smell of the ocean was stronger now, rank and enveloping, as if the bottom of the sea had turned over and littered the shore with its dead.

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