All TC Boyle’s fiction is permeated with the vibrant presence of the natural world. In Blue Skies, the over-abundance and shortage of water are the backdrop of a story of two siblings and their mother encountering a series of personal and environmental catastrophes in desiccated California and waterlogged Florida. But the real protagonists are the creatures whose threatened lives intersect with theirs – sometimes with fatal consequences. Encompassing deadly parasitism, wildlife habitats, snake-smuggling, insect protein, and the animals that flourish despite homo sapiens’ best efforts to exterminate them, Blue Skies is a propulsive story that bristles with humour underscored by the deep empathy and grace that characterises all TC Boyle’s fiction.
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