Anthill (Paperback)

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This debut novel is something like watching your child's ant farm - mesmerizing. The young hero Raff engages us with his energy, knowledge, and passion for the pristine beauty of the Alabama Nokobee County wild land. The battle he wages against the rapacious developers is the main plot of this extraordinary, inspirational tale. Underneath it all we find the author's philosophy on the importance of interaction between humankind and the rest of nature, so vital in our current times.

— Margaret, Pittsburgh

April 2010 Indie Next List


“Three parallel viewpoints--of ants, developers, and environmentalists--are woven together in this novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, who turns to fiction at age 81. Wilson tells the wonderful story of a young boy from Alabama who grows up to do battle to save his beloved forest. This magical tale reminds us of the life-and-death struggle that is going on all around us to protect our wilderness.”
— Karen Harris, Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA

Summer 2012 Reading Group


“Three parallel viewpoints -- of ants, developers, and environmentalists --are woven together in this novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, who turns to fiction at age 81. Wilson tells the wonderful story of a young boy from Alabama who grows up to do battle to save his beloved forest. This magical tale reminds us of the life-and-death struggle that is going on all around us to protect our wilderness.”
— Karen Harris, Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA

Description


Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the "strange, beautiful, and elegant" world of his native Nokobee County. But as developers begin to threaten the endangered marshlands around which he lives, the book's hero decides to take decisive action. Edward O. Wilson--the world's greatest living biologist--elegantly balances glimpses of science with the gripping saga of a boy determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: man himself.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780393339703
ISBN-10: 039333970X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 11th, 2011
Pages: 384
Language: English