Baptism by T.C. Boyle’s "Greasy Lake"

In T.C. Boyle’s transcendent short story “Greasy Lake,” the eponymous lake reflects the evolution of the boys from naive greasers to enlightened, mature teenagers. At the start of the story, the boys relish their bad boy image as they drive up to greasy lake to drink gin and smoke reefer. As the story progresses, however, … Read more

"Greasy Lake" by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Greasy Lake written by T. Coraghessan Boyle is the tale of a young man completely living a life full of rebellion and loving it. He is brought to reality and the consequences of attempting to live the ‘bad life’. As the story starts to end, we see him broken by his actions and gets a … Read more