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Boyle, Tom Coraghessan: The Road to Wellville

Will Lightbody is a man with a stomach ailment whose only sin is loving his wife, Eleanor, too much. Eleanor is a health nut of the first stripe, and when in 1907 she journeys to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's infamous Battle Creek Spa to live out the vegetarian ethos, poor Will goes too.

So begins T. Coraghessan Boyle's wickedly comic look at turn-of-the-century fanatics in search of the magic pill to prolong their lives--or the profit to be had from manufacturing it. Brimming with a Dickensian cast of characters and laced with wildly wonderful plot twists, Jane Smiley in the New York Times Book Review called The Road to Wellville "A marvel, enjoyable from beginning to end."


Autor Boyle, Tom Coraghessan
Verlag Penguin LCC US
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2000
Seitenangabe 496 S.
Meldetext innert 2-3 Tage lieferbar
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen Mit Abb.
Masse H19.5 cm x B12.3 cm x D3.6 cm 395 g
Will Lightbody is a man with a stomach ailment whose only sin is loving his wife, Eleanor, too much. Eleanor is a health nut of the first stripe, and when in 1907 she journeys to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's infamous Battle Creek Spa to live out the vegetarian ethos, poor Will goes too.

So begins T. Coraghessan Boyle's wickedly comic look at turn-of-the-century fanatics in search of the magic pill to prolong their lives--or the profit to be had from manufacturing it. Brimming with a Dickensian cast of characters and laced with wildly wonderful plot twists, Jane Smiley in the New York Times Book Review called The Road to Wellville "A marvel, enjoyable from beginning to end."


Fr. 28.90
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-0-14-016718-4
Verfügbarkeit: innert 2-3 Tage lieferbar

Über den Autor Boyle, Tom Coraghessan

T. C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including World's End (winner of the PEN/FaulknerAward), Drop City (a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and The Inner Circle. His most recent story collections are Tooth and Claw and The Human Fly and Other Stories.

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