State Of Wonder - Ann Patchett

As in her prizewinning Bel Canto, Ann Patchett takes the stuff of thrillers (this time it’s the Amazon jungle, lost tribes, wonder drugs, intrepid researchers, giant snakes, lots of bugs) and transforms it into a subtle, exquisite human drama. Her focus, as always, is on relationships: between a woman and her colleagues, a woman and her boss (who also happens to be her lover), and a woman and her teacher. Patchett is fascinated by what happens when we leave our routines and are forced to abandon the trappings we believe define us. Imagine a feminist twist on Heart of Darkness. The results are enthralling, and leave the reader—like Patchett’s characters—in a permanent State Of Wonder (Harper Perennial, $15).
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ISBN: 9780062049810
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 8th, 2012