The author of a string of well-regarded novels, including the Pen Faulkner Award winner World's End, Boyle's The Relive Box and Other Stories shows that Boyle is also a master of the short story. From the title story, featuring a so-called relive box that allows users to experience anew almost any moment from their past, to “The Five-Pound Burrito,” the tale of a man aiming to build the biggest burrito in town, the twelve stories in the collection span a variety of styles and genres, and represent a whole new way of looking at the world from one of the best storytellers at work today. The prize-winning “Are We Not Men?” reflects on the meaning of new gene-editing technologies that threaten our very humanity. In “She’s the Bomb,” a young woman waits, on her graduation day, heart in mouth, for an explosive event. And in the chilling “The Designee,” a lonely widower can't believe his luck when he receives a mysterious letter from England.
T.C. Boyle has published fourteen novels and ten collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988 for his novel World’s End, and the Prix Médicis étranger for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995, as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau award for excellence in nature writing. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and lives in Santa Barbara.