cover image Descent of Man: Stories

Descent of Man: Stories

T. Coraghessan Boyle. Penguin Books, $16 (240pp) ISBN 978-0-14-029994-6

Depicting Lassie, Idi Amin, chimps and a Norse poet, ``Boyle has X-ray vision when he considers the incongruities of the way we live and the things we do. He manages to find weak spots, capitalize on them, build from them wild and absurd stories that give a new dimension to black humor,'' observed PW . (Sept.)