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Such a figure may seem selfrighteous on the surface, but Boyle is sympathetic to Katherine in a way that he is not to any of the male characters in the novel. Katherine is ultimately the unfortunate victim of her husband’s illness and of the doctors’ collective inability to cure him. Her constancy and mature commitment to social progress are bulwarks against male aggression and domination in many forms. Boyle’s next historical novel, The Inner Circle (2004), shares many characteristics with Riven Rock, especially in that it centers around a male figure with an eccentric sexual appetite.
Ty and a number of aging radicals set up a preserve dedicated to the survival of some of these species only to be attacked by a captive lion. Ty clings to his vision of a purer postapocalyptic future: “A comet would hit. The plague, mutated beyond all recognition, would come back to scour the land. Fire and ice. The final solution. And in all these scenarios, Ty Tierwater would miraculously survive—and his wife and daughter and a few others who respected the earth—and they would build the new uncivilized The Drop City portion of the novel has a huge cast, but most prominent among them are two drifting flower children who have renamed 30 T.
Drop City. New York: Viking, 2003. The Inner Circle. New York: Viking, 2004. Talk Talk. New York: Viking, 2006. The Women. New York: Viking, 2009. INTERVIEWS Adams, Elizabeth. “An Interview with T. ” Chicago Review 37, no. 2/3:51–63 (1991). Ermelino, Louisa. ” Publishers Weekly, June 19, 2006, pp. 24–25. Frumkes, Lewis Burke. “A Conversation with T. ” The Writer 112, no. 10:26–28 (October 1999). Grant, Richard. ” The Guardian, February 28, 2009. Harshaw, Tobin. ” The New York Times Book Review, April 25, 1993, p.
American Writers, Supplement XX by Jay Parini