It’s 2025, and 75-year-old environmentalist and retired eco-terrorist Ty Tierwater is eking out a bleak living managing a pop star’s private zoo. It is the last one in southern California, and vital for the cloning of its captive species.
Once, Ty was so serious about environmental causes that as a radical activist 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 re-enters 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.
“Fiction about ecological disaster tends to be written in a tragic key. Boyle, by contrast, favours the darkly comic.”–Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction
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