The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (BOK)

Susan Orlean

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Susan Orlean first met John Laroche when visiting Florida to write for the New Yorker about his arrest for stealing rare ghost orchids from a nature reserve. Fascinated both by Laroche and the world she uncovered of orchid collectors and growers, she stayed on, to write this magical exploration of obsession and the strange world both of the orchid obsessives and of Florida, that haunting and weird 'debatable land' of swamps and condos, retirement communities and real-estate scams. The world of the orchid hunters, breeders and showmen, their rivalries, vendettas and crimes, smuggling, thefts and worse provide the backdrop to a fascinating exploration of one of the byways of human nature, the obsessive world of the collector, and the haunting beauty of the flowers themselves.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2000 Forfatter Susan Orlean
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VINTAGE
ISBN 9780099289586
Antall sider 368 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 264 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: general, Gardening: flowers