Henry Holt and Co.
On Sale: April 4, 2001
Featuring: Annabel Mendelssohn; Leon Goode
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Fiction | Contemporary
In this mesmerizing first novel a young American graduate
student abandons her research deep in the Australian rain
forest to investigate her professor's mysterious disappearance.
Annabel Mendelssohn has an unusual but oddly satisfying life
â€” studying spectacled fruit bats in the rain forest of
Australia. She spends her free time discovering waterfalls
and e-mailing her sister, Alice, who has settled for the
more domesticated science of grant administration. Although
she has an unfriendly roommate and occasionally fears that
loggers will disturb her bats, all seems to be going
according to plan, until Annabel's mentor, the enigmatic
Professor John Goode, suddenly disappears.
Haunted by the ambiguous circumstances surrounding her
brother's death two years earlier, Annabel becomes obsessed
with finding the professor. Meanwhile, after learning of his
father's disappearance, Leon Goode leaves his teaching job
in a Boston museum to join the search. In the vibrant,
unpredictable rain forest, Annabel and Leon come to realize
that truth reveals itself in more ways than one.
As it unmasks the secrets of the rain forest and of tangled
human emotions, this deftly written and suspenseful tale
casts a spell over mind and heart.
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