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
A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist delivers "an astonishing literary achievement" (Anthony Gottlieb, "The Economist")--a naturalist's novel about an Alabama boy who heroically tries to save a sacred forest.