Hummingbird Salamander

A Novel

    • 3.7 • 85 Ratings
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    • $11.99

Publisher Description

Named one of NPR's Best Books of 2021

From the author of Annihilation, a brilliant speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the possible end of all things.

Security consultant “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.

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 6
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Customer Reviews

TylerPeirce ,

Good mystery

This is a great author with unique ideas. I enjoyed this book. Took me all of twelve hours to read. Gives you a lot to think about.

kaykaybean13 ,

Brilliantly written about the ruination of our planet&beginning of the end. Amazing

This guy is amazing and has once again done what he is absolutely genius at. There’s no other author or writer who has the distinct mellifluous and philosophical sense which he’s imbued in this novel. While learning the plight of the protagonist and antagonist and the context of his story, you cannot help but be emotionally impacted and challenged to asking yourself the hard questions of what you’d do in a similar situation and what could be a resolution for the conflicts that arise. He’s brilliantly talented and a book discussing an end of the world dystopian society and the inherent Beaty of nature and flora fauna and the planets sentient beings really hits home and becomes very discouraging yet relevant and relatable to present day Americans who aren’t concerned nearly enough about the damages irreparable and irreversible deaths caused by the disregard and selfish narcissism the entire country seems to have adapted and accepted.
This book wakes you up again to your true and fundamental purpose here on the planet and will have you making life changes even if the rest of your community isn’t. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many aren’t adhering to the crisis around us but what matters and makes the difference is the one person who does care and does make radical changes and decisions for the betterment of the circumstances before them.

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