New York, N.Y. : Viking, c2010
304 p. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780670021420, 0670021423, Language:
Also published: New York : Penguin Books, 2011, c2010. (304 p.)
With trademark imagination, T.C. Boyle presents a collection of fourteen short stories. In the volume's title story, Victor, a feral boy in Napoleonic France, is captured and is introduced to civilization for the first time. However it is the child't captors that end up learning the most about humanity and civility
Balto -- La conchita -- Question 62 -- Sin dolor -- Bulletproof -- Hands on -- The lie -- The unlucky mother of Aquiles Maldonado -- Admiral -- Ash Monday -- Thirteen hundred rats -- Anacapa -- Three quarters of the way to hell -- Wild child
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