The Orange Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award–winning author of Bel Canto here plunges us into an Amazon jungle replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations. As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the rainforest, charged with finding her former mentor, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice.
"This is surely the smartest, most exciting novel of the summer."—Washington Post
"A superbly rendered novel.... [Ann] Patchett's portrayal is as wonderful as it is frightening and foreign. Patchett exhibits an extraordinary ability to bring the horrors and the wonders of the Amazon jungle to life, and her singular characters are wonderfully drawn.... Powerful and captivating."—Library Journal (starred review)