Hailed as one of the best short story writers of his generation, T.C. Boyle presents sixteen stories--nine of which appeared in The New Yorker--that highlight the evolving excellence of his inventive, modern, and wickedly witty style.
In After the Plague, Boyle exhibits his maturing themes through an amazing array of subjects in a range of emotional keys. He taps todays headlines, from air rage (Friendly Skies) to abortion doctors (Killing Babies), and delves into more naturalistic themes of quiet power and passion, from a tale of first love (The Love of My Life) to a story about confronting old age (Rust). Combining joy and humor with the dark, intense scenarios that Boyles audience has come to love, After the Plague reveals a writer at the top of his form.