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Primal Shadows

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"They're all dead now--except me, of course . . . . "

Thus begins Bohannon's story. His wallet stolen by a one-night-stand, Bohannon still believes her to be the girl of his dreams. This weary world traveler decides as a matter of honor that he must pursue her. Recruiting a scout from the roughneck Caucasian castoffs of the New Guinea port he pursues her farther and farther
Paperback, 432 pages
Published June 17th 2002 by Tor Books (first published July 1st 2001)
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Ellen Keim
Nov 14, 2011 Ellen Keim rated it really liked it
An unforgettable book, especially if you know nothing about Papua New Guinea. This is fiction of course and from what I understand PNG is more civilized than it used to be, but it still doesn't sound like a place I'd like to visit--except in a novel. It's scary and fascinating in equal measures. I highly recommend this for people who like to learn about other cultures AND who love suspense novels.
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Jan 01, 2012 Rogue Reader rated it liked it
A thriller rather than crime fiction, Alan Dean Foster's Primal Shadows is also a Papua New Guinea travelogue. The flora, fauna, geography, geology and native cultures are incredible. Characters are somewhat one dimensional, and writing is a little awkward at times.

--Ashland Mystery

Winston Brown
Dec 08, 2012 Winston Brown rated it really liked it
Interesting interpretation of New Guinea culture from an American author's interpretation. I am in grave doubt of this being his first hand knoweledge. Good story.
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing, ...more
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