cover image Greasy Lake & Other Stories

Greasy Lake & Other Stories

T. Coraghessan Boyle. Penguin Books, $16 (229pp) ISBN 978-0-14-007781-0

As he portrays environmentalists, surrogate mothers and drug dealers, ``Boyle proves himself in this second story collection truly a master of that genre. Wide-ranging in subject and variously comic, tragic, poignant and horrific, the stories are all compounds of imagination, vitality and scrupulous craft,'' judged PW. (Sept.)