T.C Boyle (March 3 at Live Talks)…NYRB review of When the Killing’s Done

Here’s a review of When the Killing’s Done in the New York Review of Books.  An excerpt…

T. Coraghessan Boyle’s new When the Killing’s Done falls in nicely with the mood of Margaret Atwood’s vatic sci-fi tales or Jonathan Franzen’s recent, naturalistic Freedom with its impassioned defense of birds. Though he’s been writing for a long time about America’s problems, Boyle usually does so more covertly, in a comic voice with comedy’s concealed agenda. Here, though, there’s the note of the preacher in despair that has surfaced sometimes in past novels, notably The Tortilla Curtain (1995), his admired book about illegal Hispanic immigrants in L.A.’s Topanga Canyon.

T.C. Boyle will read from When the Killing’s Done at Track 16 on March 3. Join us.