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Notes on Extinction
Will Mendelsohn is a modern-day Charles Darwin whose first book has made him wealthy. In order to begin his magnum opus, a massive work on extinction, he sets off on a worldwide research trip. He makes a special visit to Assam, a state in northeast India, so he can spend time with his mother's friend Mim, a Holocaust survivor in frail health. But once he meets Mim's enigma ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 25th 2003 by Plume
(first published 2001)
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I really love Janice Deaner's "Where Blue Begins" so I am giving this book a shot, even though the protagonist is so quietly despicable in his narcissism that I can barely stand him. He is saved so far by, of all things, location. The descriptions of India take you into the world of the book. We'll see where it goes.