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A Friend of the Earth

A Friend of the Earth

An ecological black comedy and provocative modern morality tale; 'Boyle's prose is so good and his imagination so fertile that after a while you just sit back and are swept along' (Daily Telegraph) It's 2025, and 75-year-old environmentalist Ty Tierwater is eking out a bleak lovi... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781526608918
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Published 1 July 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Boyle, T. C.
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ISBN-13 9781526608918
ISBN-10 152660891X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 July 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Boyle, T. C.
Category Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

An ecological black comedy and provocative modern morality tale; 'Boyle's prose is so good and his imagination so fertile that after a while you just sit back and are swept along' (Daily Telegraph) It's 2025, and 75-year-old environmentalist Ty Tierwater is eking out a bleak loving managing a pop star's private zoo. It is the last one in southern California and vital for teh cloning of its captive species. Once, Ty was so serious about envorinmental causes that as an eco-terrorist committed to Earth Forever! he endangered the lives of both his daughter, Sierra, and his wife, Andrea. Now, when he's just trying to survive in a world cursed by storm and drought, Andrea returns to his life. Frightening, funny, surreal and gripping, T.C. Boyle's story is both a modern morality tale, and a provocative vision of the future

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Surreal, daring and compassionate. Easily one of the best books of the year * Daily Mail * Bursting with imagination and humour ... Very sharp and funny ... Boyle's prose is so good and his imagination so fertile that after a while you just sit back and are swept along regardless * Daily Telegraph * A comedy with teeth from one of America's most consistently inventive novelists ... Boyle's prose is razor sharp and darkly funny. He captures brilliantly all the chaos and compassion of Ty's young and old world * The Times * T.C. Boyle is one of the most inventive and verbally exuberant writers of his generation * New York Times * Superb ... 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 * Boyle's bleak vision of the future is visibly human, and behind the frenzied articulacy lies a compelx, sentimental yearning that gives heart to our absurd extremes * Observer *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

T. C. Boyle is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels including The Tortilla Curtain, Drop City, San Miguel and The Terranauts, and ten collections of stories, most recently T. C. Boyle Stories II. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and has won both the PEN/Malamud and Rea Awards in recognition of his short fiction. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and lives in California. tcboyle.com

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