Boyle T. Coraghessan : Road to Wellville & Untitled Stories (Contemporary American Fiction)

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Will Lightboy 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."

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An account of: Dr John Harvey Kellogg, inventor of the cornflake and peanut butter; his profligate, degenerate and opportunistic son; and the birth of America's first health fanatics. T. Correghessan Boyle is the author of "Water Music", "Budding Prospects" and "The Tortilla Curtain".

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The hilarious account of Dr John Harvey Kellogg, inventor of the cornflake and peanut butter. The author talks about Kellogg's profligate, degenerate and opportunistic son and the birth of America's first health fanatics.

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