The orchid thief
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Published:
New York : Random House, 1998.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
x, 284 pages ; 25 cm.
Status:
1 copy, 1 person is on the wait list.
Description
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK nbsp; A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean's wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower--the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii-- a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America's strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida's swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean--and the reader--will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion. nbsp; In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the "orchid thief," Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. nbsp; Praise for The Orchid Thief nbsp; "Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean's] gifts in full bloom." -- The New York Times Book Review nbsp; "Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing." -- Los Angeles Times nbsp; "Orlean's snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures." -- The Washington Post Book World nbsp; "Orlean's gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description." -- Boston Sunday Globe nbsp; "A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great." -- The Wall Street Journal
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635.9344 O71o
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Language:
English
ISBN:
044900371X (Ballantine pbk.), 0679447393 (hc)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-284)
Description
The author follows the story-line of John Laroche, an orchid thief, through the swamps of south Florida. His plans for cloning rare orchids and selling them to collectors have brought him to the attention of the Federal Government, environmentalists, Native Americans, and "devoted orchid collectors."
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APA Citation (style guide)

Orlean, S. (1998). The orchid thief. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Orlean, Susan. 1998. The Orchid Thief. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Orlean, Susan, The Orchid Thief. New York: Random House, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Orlean, Susan. The Orchid Thief. New York: Random House, 1998. Print.

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