When the Killing's Done

By T. Coraghessan Boyle
(Bloomsbury UK, Hardcover, 9781408811481)

Publication Date: March 2011

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“T.C. Boyle is so articulate and skillful at plotting that he has the reader turning the pages of this entertaining book at record pace. In an effort to restore the indigenous flora and fauna, scientists on the Channel Islands off the California coast are at work eliminating species that have been introduced to the islands. Meanwhile, an activist group attempts to stop the killing of any creatures. Opening with a calamitous boating accident in which only one survivor washes ashore, this book doesn't let up detailing the often fatal effects of man vs. nature until the very last page.”
-- Sarah Bagby, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS


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Principally set on the wild and sparsely inhabited Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, Boyle's powerful novel combines pulse-pounding adventure with a socially conscious, richly humane tale about endangered animals and those who protect them.



NPR
Monday, Feb 21, 2011

In the tradition of some California-based novelists of the 20th century, T.C. Boyle has taken up large social questions and presented them with intensity and, sometimes, intense irony. In his new novel, When the Killing's Done, the intensity grows out of a series of battles. More at NPR.org

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