Titel: RUMORS OF SPRING
Verlag: Bantam Books, New York
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: First edition, first printing
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An astonishing odyssey is about to begin.
Gone are the wild grasses and rolling meadows. Gone too are the towering trees—except in one last forest in a forgotten corner of the world. Until something totally unexpected, remarkable, and frightening happens: The forest begins to grow. And grow. And grow. Mother Nature is back with a vengeance and mankind’s very survival is at stake. Now a crusade of unlikely allies is venturing boldly into the heart of this dark and majestic world to learn its awesome secret—only to make the most breathtaking discovery of all.
A shimmering fantasy brimming with magic, fun, and adventure, Rumors of Spring is a true fable of our times—a novel alive with imagery and humor, lush with power and grace.
“A rare and marvelous tale.”—Los Angeles Daily News
Years of neglect and environmental poisoning come close to killing off the world's forests, which are forced by this crisis to evolve into a new form: sentient, thriving on industrial waste and capable of unnatural growth. When their resurgence threatens to engulf entire towns, the First Biotic Crusade travels to the isolated lab where botanist Amy Hayata had first studied the phenomenon 500 years before. Despite themselves, this ragtag group of scientists, politicians, revolutionaries and runaways finds Amy's records and chances on the secret of the wood. To an ecological polemic along the lines of Ursula Le Guin, Grant adds antic characters and bittersweet whimsy recalling J. P. Donleavy. Overall, rather too thin and wistful for its ambitions and length.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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