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AFTER THE PLAGUE [ISBN: 0670030058 ]
© T.C. Boyle, 2001

Published in the U.S.: 6 September 2001.
U.K. Bloomsbury edition: October 2001.

Dedication:  For Paul Slovak and Bettina Schrewe

Epigraph:  "Language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat our tunes to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity." -- Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Includes the stories: "Termination Dust;" "She Wasn't Soft;"  "Killing Babies;" "Captured by the Indians;" "Achates McNeil;" "Mexico;" "The Love of My Life;" "Rust;" "Peep Hall;" "Going Down;" "Friendly Skies;" "The Black and White Sisters;" "Death of the Cool;" "My Widow;" "The Underground Gardens;" "After the Plague."

Read an excerpt from "Termination Dust."

TCB reads from "Termination Dust"--a 23 minute Real Audio clip.  Requires Real Player.

Birkerts, Sven.  'After the Plague': Comedy Edging Toward AngstNew York Times Book Review 2 September 2001.

Guilfoile, Kevin.  'After The Plague' Brings In New Era Of T.C. BoyleHartford Courant 2 September 2001. 

Levi, Jonathan.  Fifty Going DownLos Angeles Times 30 September 2001.

Maslin, Janet.  A Father's Long Shadow, and Other Dangerous DelusionsBooks of the Times, New York Times  30 August 2001.

Maus, Stephan.  Erhöhte Coolesterin-Werte. 18.04.2002.

Schiff, James.  Boiling PointBook Magazine September/October 2001 <>

--Sandye Utley, Cincinnati, Ohio

Last Page Update: 21 April 2002