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RIVEN ROCK [ISBN 0-14-027166-X]

© T. Coraghessan Boyle, 1998
Printed on acid-free paper.

Dedication: "For Karen Kvashay"

Acknowledgements: "The author would like to thank the following for their assistance in gathering material for this book: Armond Fields, Frank and Sheila McGinity, James Emerson, and Cindy Knight."

Epigraph: "Sex is a talent, and I do not have it." --Gabriel García Márquez, Of Love and Other Demons

Readers' Guide to "Riven Rock."

"Riven Rock" by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Table of Contents and Chapter 1, Philadelphia
Inquirer/Philadelphia Online no date.

Riven Rock (chapter 1) by T. C. Boyle. Houston Chronicle archives 20 January 2000.

T.C. Boyle: Riven Rock, Chapitre 1. Comment sa main. Café littéraire, Premiers Chapitres, Editions Grasset.

T.C. Boyle: Riven Rock, Extrait. Lire mars 1999.  <>

Adler, Laura Reynolds.  Turning Fact into Fiction (interview). First Person, BookPage February 1998.

Amidon, Stephen.  Stanley and his women.   The Sunday Times, London 14 June 1998.

Argand, Catherine.  Riven Rock par T. C. Boyle. Lire Presse Mars 1999.

Basbanes, Nicholas A.  Fact, Fiction Mix in Boyle's Recounting of a Distant, Dysfunctional Love Story.  Salt Lake Tribune  31 May 1998.

Bradfield, Scott.  ...and a hard place.   The Times, London 23 May 1998.

Coffin, Justin D.  20 Questions - T. Coraghessan Boyle,  [Riven Rock].  Philadelphia City Paper Interactive  26 February 1998.

Cosgrove, Benedict.  Married to a Madman: Wife of a ``sexual maniac'' stands by her man and fights to reclaim her marriage.  San Francisco Chronicle  1 March 1998.

Cremer, Peter Stephan.  T. C. Boyle: Riven Rock [review in German] Buchhandlung Alte Torwache und der Stadtbücherei Bergheim 1999.

Denina, Chris.  Will the Real Boyle Please Stand Up?  USC Daily Trojan Diversions 132: 27 (7 October 1997).

Fill, Grace.  Riven Rock (review) Booklist, American Library Association 15 November 1997.

Die eingige Hoffnung ist, das wir irgendwann aussterban; T.C. Boyle uber tolerante First Ladies, Bier in langen Unterhosen und die wachsende Bedeutungslosigkeit von Schriftstellern in den USA [German interview] Frankfurter Rundschau 20 July 1998.

Frumkes, Lewis Burke.  "A Conversation with ... T. Coraghessan Boyle." The Writer 1 October 1999.

Gottlieb, Alan.  Riven Rock.  Denver Post Online 22 February 1998; also has link to Chapter 1.

Griffith, Caroline.  TC Boyle: Riven Rock.  Pure Fiction Reviews  1998.

Hagestedt, Lutz.   Schizophrenie im Garten Eden: T. C. Boyle erzählt von den Anfängen der Psychoanalyse in Amerika. Nr. 4 - April 1999.

Handschuh, Judith.  Interview with T. Coraghessan Boyle.  Get a glimpse of the way he crafts his work and what he thinks constitutes good writing. 1998.

Haselberger, Thomas.  Der gespaltene Fels; T. Coraghessan Boyle - Riven Rock. (review) t-online  4 September 1998.

Helbling, Brigitte.  Tränentäler der Begierde; "Riven Rock": T.C. Boyle hat Verständnis für Männer. Berliner Zeitung 13.02.1999. <>

Hoover, Bob.  A Bizarre Tale of Insanity, Psychiatry and LovelessnessPittsburgh Post-Gazette  25 January 1998. <>

Kafka, Paul.  Of Madness and a Different Kind of Love Triangle  [Riven Rock] . BostonGlobe  18 January 1998.

Kakutani, Michiko.  BOOKS OF THE TIMES: The Insane Millionaire and His Devoted Wife; "Riven Rock" by T.C. Boyle.  New York Times 20 January 1998.

Koeppel, Fredric.  "Drama of Past Hits Nerves of Today; Accomplished Novel Whirls Around Sex and Science."  Commercial Appeal (Memphis)  1 February 1998.

Kurth, Peter.   Riven Rock. 28 January 1998.

Alexandra Lauterbacher interviewt T.C. Boyle.  Wahnsinn - Made in USA: Literatur-Punk T.C. Boyle erzählt von Liebe zwischen Frauenhaß und PsychiatriePlayboy 1998.

Lawson, Mark.   Sexual Healing.  The Guardian, London no date.

Lewis, Pam.  Riven Rock Is a Refreshing Psychological Novel.  The Angle Magazine 18 April 1998.

Machutchin, Donna.   There was this madman dwelling in Eden ... Montreal Gazette 11 April 1998.

Müller, Peter E.  Irrsinn macht süchtig; T. C. Boyle stellt heute im Tränenpalas seinen Roman «Riven Rock» vor.  Berliner Morgenpost Online 14. Oktober 1998. <>

Pelletier, Denise.  T. C. BOYLE: Riven Rock.  Nuit Blanche 78. <>

Peltner, Arndt.  Pissen aus großer Höhe. T.C. Boyles neues Buch "Riven Rock" handelt von einem Mann, der für Sex alles riskiert. Prädestiniert das einen Autor zu Kommentaren über den Penis des amerikanischen Präsidenten? Die Tageszeitung 19.06.1998.

Reynolds,  Oliver.  "Stanley's Psyche."  The Times Literary Supplement 22 May 1998. 

T. Coraghessan Boyle: Riven Rock (Aus dem Amerikanischen von Werner Richter/ISBN 3-446-19477-0 /Carl Hanser Verlag, München) With a great author photo - he's smiling! Mini-review by Wilfried F. Schoeller Hessischer Rundfunk - Kultur no date.

Schwalbe, Christiane.  T.C. Boyle: Riven Rock. [with Hanser Edition book cover illustration] Buchtip  16 January 1999.

Scelsa, Vin.  The Songs Vin PlayedIdiot's Delight, WNEW-FM, New York, NY 15 February 1998.  Vin Scelsa, one of TCB's favorites, interviewed him on the booktour for "Riven Rock."

Thomas, D.M.  Men Who Love Too Much: "Riven Rock" by T.C. Boyle. New York Times 8 February 1998.

Ulin, David L.  "History's Rewrite Man; Guided by the Belief that Fiction Can Illuminate the Past, Novelist T.C. Boyle Mines Montecito Lore in His New Book."  Los Angeles Times  26 February 1998.

Warnhold, Birgit.  Bis daß der Sex euch scheidet; Bis daß der Sex euch scheide "Riven Rock", der neue Roman des Amerikaners T. Coraghessan Boyle.  Berliner Morgenpost Online  02. August 1998. <>

Weingarten, Marc.  Time After Time. T.C. Boyle's latest novel commutes the sentence of 19th-century prisoner of love. But this historically minded author recognizes no statute of limitations City Pages/Minneapolis-St. Paul, Scrawl, Spring 1998 · Vol 19 · Issue 901, 11 March 1998. <>

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