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Descent of Man (1979) [Collection]
by T.C. (Thomas Coraghessan) Boyle Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

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 acient 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.


  • Descent of Man
  • The Champ
  • We are Norsemen
  • Heart of a Champion
  • Bloodfall
  • The Second Swimming
  • Dada
  • A Women's Restaurant
  • The Extinction Tales
  • Caye
  • The Big Garage
  • Green Hell
  • Earth, Moon
  • Quetzalcoatl Lite
  • De Rerum Natura
  • John Barleycorn Lives
  • Drowning

Original title: Descent of Man
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor

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Edition #1: Descent of Man

Descent of Man (1979)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

Descent of Man: Stories (1987)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140092868
Pages: 219

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