Fierce Kingdom: A Novel - Used
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Fierce Kingdom: A Novel - Used

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Author: Phillips, Gin

Brand: Penguin Books

Color: Black

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 288

Release Date: 24-07-2018

Details: Product Description One of the New York Times Book Review's Best Crime Novels of 2017“Warning: you'll finish this in one sitting.” —TheSkimm  “Expertly made thriller . . . clever and irresistible.” —The New York TimesAn electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.   Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger. A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power— Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life? Review “A heart-thumping thriller . . . The story flies by like a gazelle being chased by a lion and is easily consumed in a single sitting.” —The New York Times Book Review “Heart-stopping . . . A stunning novel you'll be talking about all summer long.” —Bustle “A shot of pure adrenaline. But it’s not just the action that will keep you turning pages:  Fierce Kingdom is a moving story too.” —Entertainment Weekly “Gin Phillips’s heartpounding novel will have readers questioning what lengths a mother would go to in order to save her child . . . or someone else’s.” —Real Simple  “A page-turning, adrenaline-soaked read.” —The Guardian“Extreme heart-pounding adventure, right this way.  Fierce Kingdom is the perfect summer thriller.” —HelloGiggles “The premise of this novel will send chills down the spine of any parent—and keep them turning pages into the wee hours.” —Newsday “ Fierce Kingdom is gripping and almost impossible to put down.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Because we make fun of helicopter parents for the lengths they go to to keep perfectly safe children even safer, we can can forget that, for children, safety is a kind of love—and that makes Fierce Kingdom a terrifying book, but more importantly, a beautiful one.” —NPR“By introducing the threat of violence, the book amplifies everyday domestic concerns, producing a kind of crystallization of the experience of parenthood.” —The New Yorker “Fierce Kingdom unfolds at a rapid-fire pace with each chapter upping the tension and danger.” —BookPage “A powerhouse of a read that balances empathy and fear as it poses complex questions about human nature.” —Washington Independent Review of Books “This heroine proves that a mom protecting her son is indisputably the fiercest creature in the animal world.” —RedBook “ Fierce Kingdom is a novel that crackles with tension and danger. . . . Do yourself a favor and devour this book before the inevitable movie premiere.” —New York Journal of Books “This adrenaline-fueled thriller shows the animal instinct of one mother's love and the ferocity with which she fights to protect her son.” —Read it Forward “It tore at every maternal fiber in my body. I couldn’t put it down.”  —Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow “ Fierce Kingdom is a bold exploration of the ferocity of a mother’s love—riveting and beautiful, and all too real. You’ll find yourself asking, what would I do? It’s brilliant.” —Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door“I devoured it in one breathless sitting. Outstanding.” —Clare Mackintosh, New York Times bestselling author of I Let You Go “This is an elegant, taut, and tense survival story that explores the bound

EAN: 9780735224520

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: UsedLikeNew