Descent of Man

by T.C. Boyle

Seventeen outrageously humorous short stories that
illustrate the darker side of mankind. In Boyle's world failure
comes with the territory, although the protagonists frequently
don't understand the reason for it. A primate-center researcher
becomes romantically involved with a chimpanzee, and Norse poet
overcomes bard-block. These and other strange occurrences come
together in this collection of satirical stores that brilliantly
express just what the "evolution" of mankind has

Reviewed by on January 21, 2011

Descent of Man
by T.C. Boyle

  • Publication Date: July 27, 1990
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • ISBN-10: 0140299947
  • ISBN-13: 9780140299946