03.09.2015 - T.C. Boyle
On September 3rd T.C. Boyle, one of America’s most important contemporary authors, will visit BorderKitchen. He is in The Netherlands to talk about his new book The Harder They Come which was recently published in Dutch as Wie storm zaait and was received with great enthusiasm in the US and Germany. T. Coraghessan Boyle has 24 books to his name and has won quite a few literary prizes, among which the PEN/Faulkner Prize for best book of the year (World’s End, 1988) and the PEN/Malamud Prize for his short stories. The author will be interviewed by Arjan Visser.
In The Harder They Come Adam, son of a principal and Vietnam veteran, gets nothing done. He is expelled from several schools and goes from one psychiatrist to the next. Adam is a time bomb. He collects weapons, sleeps in the wilderness, grows poppies and never leaves the house without his night vision goggles. Then he meets Sara, a fanatic animal lover who is also anti everything: globalization, conspirators, government violence. And seat belts. They start a torrid love affair, until Sara realizes that Adam is more than serious about his enemies.