Which is more important: animal rights or native ecosystems? Life or ecology? And should humans be the ones to decide? In T.C. Boyle’s new novel, “When the Killing’s Done,” a park service worker clashes with an animal rights activist against the bucolic backdrop of the Channel Islands off of Santa Barbara. He joins us in the studio.

T. Coraghessan Boyle, author of 22 fiction books, including "The Women," "Wild Child" and his latest, "When the Killing's Done"

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