Wild Child by T. C. Boyle audiobook

Wild Child

By T. C. Boyle
Read by T. C. Boyle

Blackstone Publishing
2.41 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781482951929

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This is the title story from the collection Wild Child and was originally published in McSweeney’s. It is at the end of the eighteenth century, in the new French Republic, when the savage is first seen outside the village of Lacaune. The boy quicklybecomes a legend among the townsfolk. Is he truly a human child or a wildbeast? “Wild Child” is based on the story of Victor of Aveyron, the feral child brought from theFrench wilderness to Paris in an attempt to civilize him. It is the story of a boy who, at the tender age of five, had his throat slit in the forest and was left for dead. It follows him from his capture by the villagers of Lacaune to hislessons with Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard, a doctor specializing in teaching thedeaf and mute.

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This is the title story from the collection Wild Child and was originally published in McSweeney’s.

It is at the end of the eighteenth century, in the new French Republic, when the savage is first seen outside the village of Lacaune. The boy quicklybecomes a legend among the townsfolk. Is he truly a human child or a wildbeast?

“Wild Child” is based on the story of Victor of Aveyron, the feral child brought from theFrench wilderness to Paris in an attempt to civilize him. It is the story of a boy who, at the tender age of five, had his throat slit in the forest and was left for dead. It follows him from his capture by the villagers of Lacaune to hislessons with Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard, a doctor specializing in teaching thedeaf and mute.

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Author Bio: T. C. Boyle

Author Bio: T. C. Boyle

T. C. Boyle is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Drop City, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and World’s End, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. He has also written numerous short-story collections. He lives near Santa Barbara, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English