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Descent of Man: Stories (Contemporary American Fiction)

Descent of Man: Stories (Contemporary American Fiction)
Author: T.C. Boyle
ISBN 13: 9780140299946
ISBN 10: 140299947
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1990-07-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 219
List Price: $16.00

In seventeen slices of life that defy the expected and launch us into the absurd, Boyle offers his unique view of the world. A primate-center researcher becomes romantically involved with a chimp; a Norse poet overcomes bard-block; collectors compete to snare the ancient Aztec beer can, Quetzalcoatl Lite; and Lassie abandons Timmy for a randy coyote. Dark humor, delirious fantasy, and surreal satire come together in this collection that brilliantly expresses just what the "evolution" of mankind has wrought.