It's 2025. Tyrone O'Shaughnessy Tierwater is eking out a bleak living in southern California, managing a pop-star's private menagerie, holding some of the last surviving animals in the world. Global warming is a reality. In his youth, Ty had been so serious about environmental issues that as an ecoterrorist committed to Earth Forever! he had endangered the lives of both his daughter, Sierra, and his wife, Andrea. Now, when the past seems far behind him and he is just trying to survive in a world cursed by storm and drought, Andrea returns to his life...Frightening, funny, surreal and gripping, in A Friend of the Earth T.C. Boyle gives us a story that is both a modern morality tale, and a provocative vision of the future.
T.C. Boyle is the bestselling author of seven novels: WATER MUSIC, BUDDING PROSPECTS, EAST IS EAST, WORLD'S END for which he won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE, THE TORTILLA CURTAIN and RIVEN ROCK. He is also the author of four collections of short stories, and his fiction appears regularly in THE NEW YORKER, GQ, PLAYBOY and ESQUIRE. He lives in California.