By T. C. Boyle
Within the culture of The Tortilla Curtain, T.C. Boyle blends idealism and satire in a narrative that addresses the common questions of human love and the survival of the species. within the yr 2025 international warming is a truth, the biosphere has collapsed, and 75-year-old environmentalist Ty Tierwater is eking out a residing as care-taker of a pop star's deepest zoo while his moment ex-wife re-enters his life.
either gritty and surreal, A pal of the Earth represents a high-water mark in Boyle's career-his deep streak of social hindrance is easily combined right here with actual compassion for his characters and the spirit of sheer exhilarating playfulness readers have come to count on from his paintings.
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Previous page page_143 next page > Page 143 An atmosphere that rewards excellence by giving big rewards to top performers. This characteristic is doubled-edged: Outstanding performers get big raises and promotions, whereas poor performers get few raises and no promotions and may even be terminated. An atmosphere that rewards creative thought by giving tangible rewards to innovators. At the same time, few penalties are imposed on people whose creative ideas lead to failure. A pervasive belief that the organization is a winner.
A Friend of the Earth by T. C. Boyle