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May 01, 1994
| ISBN 9780140167184
May 01, 1994
| ISBN 9781101640265
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May 01, 1994 | ISBN 9780140167184
May 01, 1994 | ISBN 9781101640265
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.”
T. C. Boyle is the author of more than ten novels, including World’s End (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award), Drop City (a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and The Inner Circle. His story collections include Tooth and Claw as well as The Human Fly… More about T.C. Boyle
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