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The Inner Circle

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An account of a young man progressing from handyman to assistant to bed fellow of Dr Kinsey, he of the startling sexual report of the 50s and recent subject of the film, Kinsey. How much is factual is not stated. Dr Kinsey comes over as a fanatical worker dominating all those around him and the whole work is vaguely porny, highly readable and good fun.

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Synopsis

The Inner Circle by T C Boyle

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 professorâs daring lectures and over the next two decades becomes Kinseyâs 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 circleâ of researchers, Milk is called on to participate in experiments that become increasingly uninhibited…

Reviews

‘Boyle is one of Americaâs 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 societyâs enlightenmentâ Uncut

‘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, itâs stuffed with sex!â Daily Mirror

About the Author

T C Boyle

T.C. Boyle is the bestselling author of fourteen books of fiction which have been published to worldwide acclaim in many languages. His novel Drop City, published in paperback by Bloomsbury in March 2004, was shortlisted for the National Book Award.

He has won numerous awards and honours including the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1988 for World's End. He received a PhD degree in 19th Century British Literature from the University of Iowa in 1977, his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and his BA in English and History from SUNY Potsdam in 1968. He has been a member of the English Department at the University of Southern California since 1978. His fiction regularly appears in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, The Paris Review, GQ, Antaeus and Granta. T.C. Boyle lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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Publication date

2nd January 2006

Author

T C Boyle

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780747578871

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