The Extinction Club

The Extinction Club

Book - 2010
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Blood spilled in the Laurentian forests of Quebec has left a stain, and it's spreading. The mountain lion, red wine caribou, bald eagle, wolf and wolverine have already been wiped out, or nearly, and now hunters are turning their attention to the lucrative-and illegal- black bear market. Enter Nile Nightingale, a troubled man on the run who arrives in search of a rustic refuge. He thinks he's found it in the form of a run-down country church for sale. But his idyllic new world is turned upside down when he stumbles upon a ghastly find: a bleeding burlap sack, bound with a Christmas ribbon. Inside is the slashed and beaten body of fourteen-year-old Celeste Jonqueres...

     Inspired by true events, The Extinction Club is a powerful and moving portrayal of wildlife plunder and of those who dare to oppose it. It is also a darkly comic tale, in which the very urban Nile and the country0smart, near-genius Celeste teach each other about life and death, love and loss.

Publisher: Toronto : Hamish Hamilton Canada, c2010
ISBN: 9780670067978
Branch Call Number: MOORE
Characteristics: 288 p

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dahne1004
Mar 20, 2014

This novel deals with a subject that isn't often viewed. The smuggling of animal parts and animate creatures,.
The author presents a unique voice
that isn't often heard in today's narratives. The relationship between the two central characters builds from a
"saving Samaritan" to an "allies against". Extremely well developed and presented an enjoyable read that I highly recommend. Well deserving of the positive reviews that have been reported so far.

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