Lulu Miller – Why Fish Don’t Exist

Lulu Miller Why Fish Don’t Exist recensie en informatie over deze Amerikaanse debuutroman. Op 14 april 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Simon & Schuster de eerste roman van de Amerikaanse wetenschapsjournalist en schrijfster Lulu Miller. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van dit boek aangekondigd.

Lulu Miller Why Fish Don’t Exist Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van deze Amerikaanse roman Why Fish Don’t Exist. De roman is geschreven door Lulu Miller.. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van deze debuutroman van de Amerikaanse journaliste en schrijfster Lulu Miller.

Lulu Miller Why Fish Don't Exist Recensie

Why Fish Don’s Exist

  • Schrijfster: Lulu Miller (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Simon & Schuster
  • Verschijnt: 14 april 2020
  • Omvang: 240 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook / Luisterboek

Flaptekst van de roman van Lulu Miller

David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural world. In time, he would be credited with discovering nearly a fifth of the fish known to humans in his day. But the more of the hidden blueprint of life he uncovered, the harder the universe seemed to try to thwart him. His specimen collections were demolished by lightning, by fire, and eventually by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake—which sent more than a thousand of his discoveries, housed in fragile glass jars, plummeting to the floor. In an instant, his life’s work was shattered.

Many might have given up, given in to despair. But Jordan? He surveyed the wreckage at his feet, found the first fish he recognized, and confidently began to rebuild his collection. And this time, he introduced one clever innovation that he believed would at last protect his work against the chaos of the world.

When NPR reporter Lulu Miller first heard this anecdote in passing, she took Jordan for a foola cautionary tale in hubris, or denial. But as her own life slowly unraveled, she began to wonder about him. Perhaps instead he was a model for how to go on when all seemed lost. What she would unearth about his life would transform her understanding of history, morality, and the world beneath her feet.

Part biography, part memoir, part scientific adventure, Why Fish Don’t Exist reads like a fable about how to persevere in a world where chaos will always prevail.

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