T. C. BOYLE - When the Killing's Done


BookPeople & American Short Fiction
Proudly Present Bestselling Author
speaking & signing
When the Killing's Done.

T. C. Boyle is a powerhouse author, pumping out one short story collection after novel after collection after another. Prolific doesn't even begin to describe it. Energetic, always engaging, interesting and original, his work examines everything from Frank Lloyd Wright to hippies living in Alaska to Ken Kesey to living as an illegal immigrant. We're thrilled to welcome him here to Austin to present his latest novel, out in paperback, When the Killing's Done

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 Done relates a richly humane tale about the dominion we attempt to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world. 

T. C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including World's End (winner of the PEN/FaulknerAward), Drop City (a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and The Inner Circle. His most recent story collections are Tooth and Claw and The Human Fly and Other Stories

Acquired by Badgerdog in 2003 and relaunched in March 2006, Austin-based American Short Fiction publishes short fiction that is wild, heartfelt, innovative, new. The magazine introduces you to writers you should know this minute, and stories that'll stick with you for a lifetime. Work from ASF has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, New Stories of the Southwest, and Dzanc's Best of the Web.


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Here's a selection of T. C. Boyle titles. There's plenty more where they came from: 

Event date: 
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 7:00pm
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603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
ISBN: 9780143120391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 28th, 2012

ISBN: 9780143116479
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Published: Penguin Books - December 29th, 2009

ISBN: 9780143119074
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Published: Penguin Books - February 22nd, 2011

ISBN: 9780140280913
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Published: Penguin Books - November 1999

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