|Friend of the Earth, a (2000) [Novel]|
by T.C. (Thomas Coraghessan) Boyle
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(From the publisher):
It is the year 2025. Global warming is a reality. The biosphere has collapsed and most mammals — not to mention fish, birds, and frogs — are extinct. Tyrone Tierwater is eking out a bleak living in southern California, managing a pop star's private menagerie that "only a mother could love" — scruffy hyenas, jackals, warthogs, and three down-at-the-mouth lions.
It wasn't always like this for Ty. Once he 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 group Earth Forever!, he unwittingly endangered both his daughter Sierra and his wife Andrea. Now, just when he's trying to survive in a world torn by obdurate storms and winnowing drought, Andrea comes back into his life.
Original title: A Friend of the Earth
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Social Criticism
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Bleak Futures→ Ecological Disasters