When the Killing's Done : A Novel, by Boyle, T.C.
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- ISBN: 9780143120391 | 0143120395
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/28/2012
T.C. Boyle's most powerful and fully realized work yet-"terrifically exciting and unapologetically relevant" ( The Washington Post). Principally set on the wild Channel Islands off the coast of California, T.C. Boyle's new novel is a gripping adventure with a timely theme. Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist spearheading the efforts to save the islands' native creatures from invasive species. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a local businessman who is fiercely opposed to the killing of any animals whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert her plans. As their confrontation plays out in a series of scenes escalating in violence, drama, and danger, When the Killing's Donerelates a richly humane tale about the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world.