State of Wonder (Государство удивления)
Автор: Ann Patchett
Название: State of Wonder (Государство удивления)
Классификация: ИНОСТРАННЫЕ ЯЗЫКИ , ХУДОЖЕСТВЕННАЯ ЛИТЕРАТУРА
Дата издания: 2005
Круг читателей: широкий
Описание: There were people on the banks of the river. Among the tangled waterways and giant anacondas of the Brazilian Rio Negro, an enigmatic scientist is developing a drug that could alter the lives of women for ever. Dr Annick Swensons work is shrouded in mystery; she refuses to report on her progress, especially to her investors, whose patience is fast running out. Anders Eckman, a mild-mannered lab researcher, is sent to investigate. A curt telegram reporting his untimely death is all that returns. Now Marina Singh, Anderss colleague and once a student of the mighty Dr Swenson, is their last hope. Compelled by the pleas of Anderss wife, who refuses to accept that her husband is not coming home, Marina leaves the snowy plains of Minnesota and retraces her friends perilous steps into the heart of the South American darkness, determined to track down Dr. Swenson and uncover the secrets being jealously guarded among the remotest tribes of the rainforest. What Marina does not yet know is that, in this ancient corner of the jungle, where the muddy waters and susurrating grasses hide countless unknown perils and temptations, she will face horrors beyond her wildest imagination, and will be forced to make impossible decisions with consequences more wide-ranging than she could ever foresee.