Marina Singh arbeitet als Wissenschaftlerin an einem pharmazeutischen Institut in Minnesota. Als einer ihrer Kollegen bei Forschungsarbeiten in Brasilien ums Leben kommt, wird Marina in den Amazonas entsandt, um die Umstände seines Todes aufzudecken. Was sie entdeckt, wird ihr Leben für immer verändern.
Über den Autor
Ann Patchett is the author of five previous novels, including Run and Bel Canto, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction. She writes for the New York Times Magazine, Elle, GQ, the Financial Times, the Paris Review and Vogue. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
The exciting new novel from the author of the Orange Prize-winning "Bel Canto". Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever, but her work is shrouded in mystery and she refuses to report on her progress. Marina Singh, once the student and colleague of Dr Swenson is despatched to uncover the secrets being held in the darkest depths of the rainforests. 'A triumph and Pratchett's best book yet' "Guardian"
The most ambitious and mesmeric book yet from the Orange prize-winning author of Bel Canto. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012