T. Coraghessan Boyle Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

T. Coraghessan Boyle Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

T. Coraghessan Boyle’s novels concern the misconceptions that people of different sexes, races, nationalities, and backgrounds have about one another and the misunderstandings—some violent—that result. The clashes between Britons and Africans in Water Music, drug entrepreneurs and Northern California rednecks in Budding Prospects, Indians and Dutch settlers in New York in World’s End, Americans and a half-American Japanese in East Is East, privileged white Southern Californians and destitute illegal Mexican immigrants in The Tortilla Curtain, environmentalists and timber companies in A Friend of the Earth, hippies and straights in Drop City, and a deaf woman...

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