Indie Next ListApril 2010
Three parallel viewpoints--of ants, developers, and environmentalists--are woven together in this novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, who turns to fiction at age 81. Wilson tells the wonderful story of a young boy from Alabama who grows up to do battle to save his beloved forest. This magical tale reminds us of the life-and-death struggle that is going on all around us to protect our wilderness. -- Karen Harris, Andover Bookstore, Andover, MA
Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the strange, beautiful, and elegant world of his native Nokobee County. But as developers begin to threaten the endangered marshlands around which he lives, the book s hero decides to take decisive action. Edward O. Wilson the world s greatest living biologist elegantly balances glimpses of science with the gripping saga of a boy determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: man himself."