Today I declare T.C. Boyle my spirit author (you know, like a spirit animal only...an author). In pictures, he is often donning a well-worn leather jacket, a barely perceptible grin on his face, as if he and the world just shared a profound yet slightly dirty joke. Check his twitter and you'll see he's found a way to turn his 140 characters into something almost literary. He exudes cool. And, most importantly, he is a fantastic writer. Author of the New York Times bestselling The Harder They Come, Boyle looks to have another winner on his hands with The Terranauts, on sale October 25th.
Boyle is a master of observing human nature, pitting our greatest ideals against our most debilitating flaws. While The Harder They Come confronted America's legacy of violence and anti-authoritarianism, The Terranauts examines humanity's ecological future. Following four men and four women voluntarily sealed inside a three-acre, glass ecosphere for two years in what is heralded as humanity's greatest experiment (or its most expensive PR stunt), The Terranauts quickly dives into the depths of the human psyche when placed in the most extreme of circumstances. Thrilling to the very end, The Terranauts was just declared by Library Journal in a starred review as "one of Boyle’s best—and quite possibly one of the best of the year." Booklist, in a starred review, calls Boyle "a virtuoso storyteller and a connoisseur of hubris" who "mesmerizes and provokes."
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