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T.C. Boyle moves to Ecco after three decades with Viking

April 08, 2014|By Carolyn Kellogg
  • T.C. Boyle at his home in Montecito.
T.C. Boyle at his home in Montecito. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles…)

T.C. Boyle will publish two upcoming novels with Ecco, the publisher announced. As NPR noted, Boyle has been at Viking for three decades.

Ecco's president and publisher, Dan Halpern, said in a statement Monday that “[f]or forty years now I’ve admired Tom’s work -- and early on published him in my magazine, Antaeus -- so it’s with real excitement that I welcome him to Ecco, where we can’t wait to expand his already wonderful readership and introduce him to a new generation of readers."

The first of Boyle's two novels with Ecco will be "The Harder They Come," set for publication in March 2015.

The publisher wrote: "Set in contemporary California, 'The Harder They Come' explores the interlocking relationships of three damaged people -- an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son’s paranoiac, much older lover -- as they career headlong on a collision course toward an explosive confrontation."

Boyle, who will be appearing at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Sunday, is a perennial bestseller and a creative writing professor at USC. His books include "The Women," "The Road to Wellville," "The Tortilla Curtain," "San Miguel" and, most recently, two omnibus short-story collections.

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