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The Resource A friend of the earth, T. Coraghessan Boyle

A friend of the earth, T. Coraghessan Boyle

Label
A friend of the earth
Title
A friend of the earth
Statement of responsibility
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is the year 2025, and Tyrone O'Shaughnessy Tierwater is eking out a bleak living in Southern California, managing a pop star's private menagerie of the species "only a mother could love"--Scruffy hyenas, jackals, warthogs and three down-at-the-mouth lions. Global warming is a reality. The biosphere has collapsed in a grim but pointed way, and most of the major mammalian species - not to mention fish, birds and frogs - are extinct." "At one time, as we see in alternating chapters, Ty was a passionate environmentalist, so committed to saving the earth that he became an eco-terrorist and, ultimately, a convicted felon. As a member of the radical environmental group Earth Forever!, he unwittingly endangered both his wife, Andrea, and his daugther, Sierra (who herself became an icon of the Movement as an inveterate tree-sitter in the late nineties). Now, when he's just trying to survive in a world torn by obdurate storms and winnowing drought, Andrea comes back into his life."--Jacket
Summary
Set in a grim near-future 2025 A.D. southern California, follows the adventures of an ecoterrorist whose efforts to save the planet unwittingly place his own family at risk
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
016580
Cataloging source
DLC
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Boyle, T. Coraghessan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Environmentalists
  • Extinct animals
  • Environmentalists
  • Extinct animals
Target audience
adult
Label
A friend of the earth, T. Coraghessan Boyle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published by in the U.S.A. by Viking Penguin 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48174693
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780141002057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)48174693
Label
A friend of the earth, T. Coraghessan Boyle
Publication
Note
Originally published by in the U.S.A. by Viking Penguin 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48174693
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780141002057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)48174693

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