Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

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Catton follows her Booker Prize-winning The Luminaries with an eco-thriller set in her native New Zealand. Unfolding solidly within today's political zeitgeist, the narrative features characters from a wide range of socio-economic spheres, among them the drone billionaire Robert Lemoine and the activist Mira Bunting, a member of the eponymous guerilla gardening group. As the different interests meet and clash, Catton explores how to face the climate crisis through collective actions--without running afoul of personal ambition and the flawed human heart; and all the while she keeps the action building to a rip-roaring finish.

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ISBN: 9780374110338
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 7th, 2023