The new new novel is called “The Terranauts,” and it returns to my green roots — not to mention the darkly comic worldview that so appeals to me. “The Terranauts” is set in Arizona in the years 1993, 1994, 1995, and it deals with a (fictional) second closure of the Biosphere there, in which four men and four women were sealed inside an artificial environment for two years.
[NOTE: As T.C. BOYLE reached the halfway part of “The Terranauts” that is now complete and due for release in October 2016, he told an interviewer in New York:]
''As I approach the halfway mark, I am beginning to realize just how very, very sexy this concept is getting to be. After all, what are they going to do in there for 730 long toothless dragged-down days?''
Joy Fowlkes asked T.C. Boyle: