The acclaimed novelist and short story writer T.C. Boyle dropped by Book Passage today to sign copies of his new novel, When The Killing's Done (Viking, $26.95). The book is a favorite of staffer Janel (here pictured with the author) and others at Book Passage. blogged by thomas gladysz
Largely set on the wild and sparsely inhabited Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, it's story concerns endangered animals and those who protect them. Boyle examines one of the essential questions of our time: Who has the right of possession of the land, the waters, the very lives of all the creatures who share this planet with us? When the Killing's Done will offer no transparent answers, but like The Tortilla Curtain, Boyle's classic take on illegal immigration, it will touch you deeply and put you in a position to decide.
T.C. Boyle is the author of nine short story collections and twelve novels, including World's End, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award; Drop City, finalist for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestselling The Women. We also like his earlier novel, The Road to Wellville. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he once lived in Bolinas and now lives lives near Santa Barbara, California, and is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.
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