When the Killing's Done

Boyle, T.C.

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Viking
Date Published: 2011
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW
Book Id: 25472

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369pp. Octavo [23.5] Hardcover in dustjacket.

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From the publisher: Principally set on the wild and sparsely inhabited Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, T.C. Boyle's powerful new novel combines pulse-pounding adventure with a socially conscious, richly humane tale regarding the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world. Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist who is spearheading the efforts to save the island's endangered native creatures from invasive species like rats and feral pigs, which, in her view, must be eliminated. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a dreadlocked local businessman who, along with his lover, the folksinger Anise Reed, is fiercely opposed to the killing of any species whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert the plans of Alma and her colleagues.



By This Author: Boyle, T.C.
By This Publisher: Viking