The Road to Wellville by T. Coraghessan Boyle SIGNED! [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1993 • Viking

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The Road to Wellville by T. Coraghessan Boyle or T.C. Boyle


*Half-title page flat signed by author T. Coraghessan Boyle 

Beatiful true first w/ embossed dust jacket.   Dust jacket is mint with some slight fading to spine; now housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector. 

Book itself is excellent.  Tiny green dye stain from endpaper to lower corner of signed page.  Otherwise mint.  Reads as new. 

Will Lightbody is a man with a stomach ailment whose only sin is loving his wife, Eleanor, too much. Eleanor is a health nut of the first stripe, and when in 1907 she journeys to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's infamous Battle Creek Spa to live out the vegetarian ethos, poor Will goes too.

So begins T. Coraghessan Boyle's wickedly comic look at turn-of-the-century fanatics in search of the magic pill to prolong their lives - or the profit to be had from manufacturing it. Brimming with a Dickensian cast of characters and laced with wildly wonderful plot twists, Jane Smiley in The New York Times Book Review called The Road to Wellville "a marvel, enjoyable from beginning to end."