A Friend of the Earth

A Friend of the Earth

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It's 2025. Tyrone O'Shaughnessy Tierwater is eking out a bleak living in southern California, managing a pop-star's private menagerie, holding some of the last surviving animals in the world. Global warming is a reality. In his youth, Ty had been so serious about environmental issues that as an ecoterrorist committed to Earth Forever! He had endangered the lives of both his daughter, Sierra, and his wife, Andrea. Now, when the past seems far behind him and he is just trying to survive in a world cursed by storm and drought, Andrea returns to his life ...Frightening, funny, surreal and gripping, in "A Friend Of The Earth", T.C. Boyle gives us a story that is both a modern morality tale, and a provocative vision of the future.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 111 x 177 x 24mm | 181g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747556687
  • 9780747556688

About T. C Boyle

T.C. Boyle is the bestselling author of seven novels: WATER MUSIC, BUDDING PROSPECTS, EAST IS EAST, WORLD'S END for which he won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE, THE TORTILLA CURTAIN and RIVEN ROCK. He is also the author of four collections of short stories, and his fiction appears regularly in THE NEW YORKER, GQ, PLAYBOY and ESQUIRE. He lives in California.show more

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'Another example of the current awesome strength of the American novel ... if Boyle was from this side of the pond, this is the book they'd all have to beat for the Booker Prize' Sunday Tribune A comedy with teeth from one of America's most consistently inventive novelists' The Timesshow more

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2 8% (204)
1 2% (57)
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