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T. C. Boyle on His Novel When the Killing’s Done

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

T. C. Boyle talks about his latest novel, When the Killing’s Done: an adventure about endangered animals and those who protect them. Mainly set on the wild and sparsely inhabited Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, the story looks at the power that humans try to exert, for better or worse, over the natural world.

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T. C. Boyle
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Comments [3]

Andy from brooklyn

The blood thinning medication warfarin (Coumadin) is also used as rat poison (in larger proportional doses). It is a Vitamin K antagonist and indeed vitamin K is the antidote for overdose.

Feb. 23 2011 12:59 PM
Andrew C. from Edison, NJ

Jeez, I turned off the radio, listening to this segment.

I don't know whose pedantry is worse, Boyle's or Lenny's.

Feb. 23 2011 12:53 PM
Mike from Triebca

But isn't another species going to eat the rats?

Feb. 23 2011 12:51 PM

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