The latest masterpiece from the unstoppable T.C. Boyle, a sweeping epic of family, ecology and the right to life - no matter what the fallout. T.C. Boyle tackles a highly topical subject - animal rights and conservation - and returns to the themes of beloved classics such as A Friend of the Earth and Tortilla Curtain. An island off the coast of California is infested with black rats, threatening an ancient population of birds, and a pair of notorious environmental activists are planning to sabotage the extermination plan.
T.C. Boyle's novels include World's End, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, The Tortilla Curtain, Riven Rock, A Friend of the Earth, Drop City (which was a finalist for the National Book Awards), The Inner Circle and, most recently, the highly acclaimed The Women. His short story collections include After the Plague, Tooth and Claw and Wild Child, and his stories appear regularly in most major magazines, including the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper's, Granta and the Paris Review. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages. T.C. Boyle was recently inducted into the Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in California.