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In the Palm of Darkness: A Novel

By Mayra Montero
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Book Details
  • Author: Mayra Montero
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Published: 1998-06-23
  • Edition: Harperflamingo ed.
The quest for an elusive amphibian in the mountains of violence-torn Haiti brings together an unlikely pair of hunters--American herpetologist Victor Grigg and his Haitian guide, Thierry Adrien--whose individual stories unfold and intertwine in a mesmerizing tale of love, sex, and fraternal rivalry; of the propagation and extinction of species in the natural world; and of the mysterious forces of nature that govern the fate of all living creatures.

In the Palm of Darkness is a compelling tale that reads like a murder mystery but also reveals a highly sophisticated and refined literary voice.