by VanderMeer, Jeff | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 368 pages
‘Frankly superb. This pummelling eco-thriller camouflages the true ‘understory’ of societal collapse, and glows in the dark with original thinking’ David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue
A speculative thriller about the end of all things, set in the Pacific Northwest. A harrowing descent into a secret world.
‘Jane Smith’ receives an unexplained envelope containing the key to a storage unit. And inside that storage unit is a taxidermy hummingbird and directions to a taxidermy salamander. Somehow, this bizarre treasure hunt, that Jane never expected or asked for, sets in motion a series of events that quickly put her and her family in danger.
As she desperately seeks answers, she discovers time is running out – for her and possibly for the world.
‘This is climate fiction at its most urgent and gripping’ The New York Times
‘Visionary, dark, beautiful, and strange, that rare novel that coaxes you into imagining the unimaginable’ Kristen Roupenian, author of You Know You Want This: Cat Person and Other Stories
‘Harrowing, gripping, and profound. It’s both a thriller and a requiem for a disappearing world’ Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Glass Hotel