State of Wonder (P.S.) (Prebound)

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A provocative and enthralling novel that sets modern pharmacology against folk science in a research station in the Amazon jungle, forcing us to question our definitions of loyalty, love and honesty. Patchett's most accomplished so far, and that's saying a lot. — Louise Jones

True to it's name, "Sate of Wonder" is truly a remarkable journey- so effortlessly rendered by Patchett that we can all only wonder at her literary grace. — Jon Fine

A scientist travels to the Amazon in an attempt to discover the circumstances of a colleague's death. Hypnotic journey into a place of great beauty and even greater danger. an adventure into self-discovery that you will long remember. — Alden Graves

June 2011 Indie Next List


“When Marina Singh receives a note that her office mate, Anders Eckman, has died in the Amazon while investigating scientific work on female fertility, she is persuaded to follow him into the jungle in search of the doctor with whom he worked - who has also exerted a crucial influence on Marina's life - and to retrieve Anders' personal effects. This spellbinding, richly atmospheric novel raises ethical questions about scientific research and discovery, loyalty, honesty, and love. Not to be missed!”
— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

Summer 2012 Reading Group


“When Marina Singh receives a note that her office mate, Anders Eckman, has died in the Amazon while investigating scientific work on female fertility, she is persuaded to follow him into the jungle in search of the doctor with whom he worked -- who has also exerted a crucial influence on Marina's life - and to retrieve Anders' personal effects. This spellbinding, richly atmospheric novel raises ethical questions about scientific research and discovery, loyalty, honesty, and love. Not to be missed!”
— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI

Description


In a narrative replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations, State of Wonder presents a world of stunning surprise and danger, rich in emotional resonance and moral complexity.

As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits within the jungle. Charged with finding her former mentor Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who has disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice as she journeys into the unforgiving heart of darkness. Stirring and luminous, State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss beneath the rain forest's jeweled canopy.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781613834688
ISBN-10: 1613834683
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: May 8th, 2012
Pages: 353
Language: English
Series: P.S.
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