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The Relive Box and Other Stories (häftad)

The Relive Box and Other Stories

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BY THE WINNER OF THE JONATHAN SWIFT PRIZE 2017 A dynamic new collection from one of our most original storytellers: satirical, surreal and very much of the moment. In these stories, T. C. Boyle focuses his unerring eye on humanity's relationship with nature, and the unintended consequences of our efforts to control it. The prize-winning 'Are We Not Men?' reflects on the impact of new gene-editing technologies while 'The Relive Box' parodies our obsession with electronic games. In 'She's the Bomb', a young woman waits on her graduation day, heart in mouth, for an explosive event. A burrito-seller has a killer business idea in 'The Five-Pound Burrito', but learns that success comes at a price. An Italian couple moves south for a fresh start in 'The Argentine Ant', but finds that paradise holds a nasty sting. And in the chilling 'The Designee', a lonely widower can't believe his luck when he receives a mysterious letter from England. In electric prose T. C. Boyle explores myriad facets of society: greed and excess, parenthood and responsibility, the digital world and the way we understand our mortality. Roaming unrestrainedly through the present and near future, he inhabits his characters' minds with a ventriloquist's flair, skewering human motivations and revealing us to ourselves with empathy and wry humour.
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A masterful short story collection which presents 12 snapshots of lives that have reached critical points... Boyle's brand of futuristic fiction is so uncomfortably close to reality that the stories pack a prophetic punch * i * Crisp, cutting and providing a clued-up commentary of emerging technologies which foster self-absorption -- Eithne Farry * Daily Mail * With fiction rooted in technology, ecology and timeless human nature, Boyle is not just a virtuoso ventriloquist, he's among the most acutely interesting writers at work today, and no form better serves his prolific imagination than the short story -- Hephzibah Anderson * Observer * Always enjoyable, virtually incapable of dullness or slack sentences ... His stories reveal truths about modern life while still feeling beautifully invented * New York Times * The author is on a super footing .... when capturing the sense that we stand at a precipitous moment in history. T.C. Boyle is able to provoke moments of uneasy reflection from the reader: look, he seems to do to say - and look hard - not just at what we have done to the world, but at what we might have done to ourselves in the process * Times Literary Supplement * So vivid that I had to get up and walk around the room afterwards to shake it off -- Kirsty McLuckie * Scotland on Sunday *

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T. C. Boyle is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels including The Tortilla Curtain, Drop City, San Miguel and The Terranauts, and ten collections of stories, most recently T. C. Boyle Stories II. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and has won both the PEN/Malamud and Rea Awards in recognition of his short fiction. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and lives in California.