The Inner Circle

Author(s): T. Coraghessan Boyle

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In 1939 on the campus of Indiana University, a revolution has begun. The stir is caused by Alfred Kinsey, a zoologist who is determined to take sex out of the bedroom. John Milk, a freshman, is enthralled by the professor's daring lectures and over the next two decades becomes Kinsey's right hand man. But Kinsey teaches Milk more than the art of objective enquiry. Behind closed doors, he is a sexual enthusiast of the highest order and as a member of his 'inner circle' of researchers, Milk is called on to participate in experiments that become increasingly uninhibited


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A brilliant fictional recreation of Alfred Kinsey, the man who changed the way Americans thought about sex Drop City has sold over 20,000 copies in paperback so far, and The Tortilla Curtain is an international bestseller Kinsey, the film about Alfred Kinsey starring Liam Neeson, produced by Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Bill Condon(the Academy Award winning director of Chicago) was released in 2005 to great acclaim

'Boyle is one of America's most fluent, dazzling and readable writers ... So vivid is his prose that we get caught up in the relationships between the circle, their unconventional marriages, their attempts to combat jealousy for the sake of society's enlightenment' Uncut 'His satire is spot-on ... Boyle's portrait of the scientist remains rich with comic nuance' Sunday Times 'A fascinating look at post-war American views on sex, along with a compelling and very humane study on the nature of desire, jealousy, love and marriage. Plus, it's stuffed with sex!' Daily Mirror 'This is a wonderful novel, beautifully constructed and written, and constantly compelling. Boyle just gets better and better' Daily Mail

T. C. Boyle's novels include World's End, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, The Tortilla Curtain, Riven Rock, A Friend of the Earth and most recently Drop City which was a finalist for the National Book Award. His stories appear regularly in major magazines, including the New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, Granta and the Paris Review. He lives in California.

General Fields

  • : 9780747578871
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : January 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2006
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 432
  • : 813.54
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
  • : T. Coraghessan Boyle