Set in 1795, "Water Music" is the rambunctious account of two men's wild adventures through the gutters of London and the Scottish Highlands to their unlikely meeting in darkest Africa.
T. CORAGHESSAN BOYLE is the author of nine short-story collections and thirteen novels, including Riven Rock, The Tortilla Curtain and World's End, which won the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Without a Hero, The Road to Wellville, Budding Prospects, The Collected Stories and Water Music are all published by Granta Books. He lives in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. His website is www.tcboyle.com.
This 1981 novel was Boyle's first and he started off with a bang. Boyle said that the purpose of this title was "to reinterpret the notion of the historical novel from the point of view of a 20th-century wiseguy." With his signature bawdy humor, Boyle presents 18th-century adventurers Ned Rise and Mungo Park, who join forces to make their way to the source of Africa's Niger River. This 25th-anniversary edition sports a new intro by James R. Kincaid. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.