John Keeble


"The Shadows of Owls is a continually vivid and exactingly researched story about the petro-chemical disasters that are haunting our writhing world.  Spectacular, compelling, and brilliantly articulated.  The strongest eco-novel in memory.  A masterwork."  

William Kittredge, author of Hole in the Sky 

 
   
 

The Shadows of Owls

A literary thriller about science, corporate power, and the personal horrors visited on the lives of ordinary people.

 

 
   
   
 

Other Books


"In John Keeble's extraordinary novel, Broken Ground, a social fable for our time, every element has its double in the illuminating realm of metaphor. . . .  No other serious American novel has confronted so directly and so eerily the slithery power of corporate dominance over humble lives as well as over our changing, dehumanized landscape."  

Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Hungry Mind Review."In John Keeble's extraordinary novel, Broken Ground, a social fable for our time, every element has its double in the illuminating realm of metaphor. . . .  No other serious American novel has confronted so directly and so eerily the slithery power of corporate dominance over humble lives as well as over our changing, dehumanized landscape."
 
Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Hungry Mind Review.

 


"Its surface is a stunning story of survival; its depth is the American journey to the West. They reflect each other, for Yellowfish is a new version of how the West was and is won by lost people. A bright vision of the morals of necessity, beautifully told."  

Mary Lee Settle, National Book Award winner and author of Blood Tie

"Its surface is a stunning story of survival; its depth is the American journey to the West. They reflect each other, for Yellowfish is a new version of how the West was and is won by lost people. A bright vision of the morals of necessity, beautifully told."  
Mary Lee Set

"A grave and intelligent account of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, John Keeble's astute observation, not just of the scene, but of its historical and moral surround, is far more than reportage.  His rendering of an occurrence that was covered sensationally and incoherently by mass media is a great service; his decent, careful treatment of Captain Hazelwood's rold in the spill is alone worth the book."

Stephanie Mills, Whole Earth Review.


John Keeble's essay, "Trejo's Perfect Havoc," is featured together with an essay by Tomás Ybarro-Frausto, in a volume edited by Ben Mitchell--Ruben Trejo: Beyond Boundaries / Aztlán Y Más Allá. Published by the University of Washington Press and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Cultures.