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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library VAN (Text) 33500013372883 New Checked out 05/01/2021
Moorhead Public Library VAN (Text) 33500013372891 New Checked out 04/27/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374173548
  • ISBN: 0374173540
  • Physical Description: 351 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"From Jeff VanderMeer, the author of Annihilation, comes a brilliant speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the end of all things"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    *Starred Review* VanderMeer, who usually toils in the well-turned soil of dystopian fantasy (Dead Astronauts, 2019), moves to neighboring terrain this time, offering a noirish conspiracy thriller with its own dystopian shadings. A security consultant who instructs the reader to call her Jane Smith" (her real name is only one of the secrets she keeps well vested) receives a key to a storage locker. The locker holds the preserved remains of a hummingbird and a note directing Jane to the whereabouts of a similarly preserved salamander. Simply by removing the hummingbird from the locker, she puts her life and those of her family in dire jeopardy. What emerges is a riveting story of environmental plunder in which an Argentinian entrepreneur is raping the forests of the Pacific Northwest for profit, much to the chagrin of his ecoterrorist daughter, who hopes to use Jane to foil her father. VanderMeer is a marvelous craftsman. Every word here feels carefully chosen; every sentence has a purpose; every plot point causes ripples felt through the rest of the story, including Jane's opening remark that she intends to show us "how the world ends." The author's devoted fans will flock to this novel, and they will be richly rewarded. Switching genres with aplomb, VanderMeer knocks his conspiracy thriller out of the park. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    *Starred Review* VanderMeer, who usually toils in the well-turned soil of dystopian fantasy (Dead Astronauts, 2019), moves to neighboring terrain this time, offering a noirish conspiracy thriller with its own dystopian shadings. A security consultant who instructs the reader to call her Jane Smith" (her real name is only one of the secrets she keeps well vested) receives a key to a storage locker. The locker holds the preserved remains of a hummingbird and a note directing Jane to the whereabouts of a similarly preserved salamander. Simply by removing the hummingbird from the locker, she puts her life and those of her family in dire jeopardy. What emerges is a riveting story of environmental plunder in which an Argentinian entrepreneur is raping the forests of the Pacific Northwest for profit, much to the chagrin of his ecoterrorist daughter, who hopes to use Jane to foil her father. VanderMeer is a marvelous craftsman. Every word here feels carefully chosen; every sentence has a purpose; every plot point causes ripples felt through the rest of the story, including Jane's opening remark that she intends to show us "how the world ends." The author's devoted fans will flock to this novel, and they will be richly rewarded. Switching genres with aplomb, VanderMeer knocks his conspiracy thriller out of the park. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jeff VanderMeer is the author of Dead Astronauts, Borne, and The Southern Reach Trilogy, the first volume of which, Annihilation, won the Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award and was adapted into a movie by Alex Garland. He speaks and writes frequently about issues relating to climate change as well as urban rewilding. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, on the edge of a ravine, with his wife, Ann VanderMeer, and their cat, Neo.

Subject: Conspiracies > Fiction.
Endangered species > Fiction.
Conspiracies.
Endangered species.
Genre: Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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