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''Frankly superb. This pummelling eco-thriller camouflages the true ''understory'' of societal collapse, and glows in the dark with original thinking'' David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue A speculative thriller about the end of all things, set in the Pacific Northwest. A harrowing descent into a secret world.

Security consultant and former wrestler ''Jane Smith'' receives an envelope with a key to a storage unit that holds a taxidermied hummingbird and clues leading her to a taxidermied salamander. Silvina, the dead woman who left the note, is a reputed ecoterrorist and the daughter of an Argentine industrialist. By taking the hummingbird from the storage unit, Jane sets in motion a series of events that quickly spin beyond her control. Soon, Jane and her family are in danger, with few allies to help her make sense of the true scope of the peril. Is the only way to safety to follow in Silvina''s footsteps? Is it too late to stop? As she desperately seeks answers about why Silvina contacted her, time is running out-for her and possibly for the world. Hummingbird Salamander is Jeff VanderMeer at his brilliant, cinematic best, wrapping profound questions about climate change, identity, and the world we live in into a tightly plotted thriller full of unexpected twists and elaborate conspiracy.

  • Auteur(s)

    Jeff Vandermeer

  • Éditeur

    Fourth Estate

  • Distributeur


  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.5 cm

  • Poids

    270 g

  • Support principal


Jeff Vandermeer

Né en 1968, Jeff VanderMeer a grandi dans les Îles Fidji et vit maintenant en Floride avec sa femme. Auteur, éditeur et professeur de creative writing, traduit dans plus de vingt langues, ses romans ont remporté les plus grands prix spécialisés (Nebula, Rhysling, British Fantasy, World Fantasy, Shirley Jackson). Encensée par la critique, la trilogie Le Rempart Sud, adaptée par Alex Garland avec Natalie Portman et Jenifer Jason- Leigh, est attendue au cinéma en 2018 (Paramount). Son premier roman, La Cité des Saints et des Fous a reçu en France le prix du Cafard cosmique 2007.