T. C. Boyle is one of our own southern California writers, and is an international figure. You can’t pin him down, can’t pigeonhole him. One novel is about the love between migrant farm workers and gringos who live in gated communities (Tortilla Curtain), another is about an eco-warrior whose daughter lives in a tree (A Friend of the Earth).
You never know what he’s going to write next. Which is one of the reasons I like his work.
I interviewed him about his novel The Inner Circle, a story about the sexologist Alfred Kinsey, whose Kinsey Reports broke ground on our understanding of human sexuality. It is one crazy-ass wild ride of a read.