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  • Title: The Orchid Thief
  • Author: Author
  • Category: Biography
  • Date: 05/04/00
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 368
  • ISBN: 009928958X

 

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Susan Orlean first met John Laroche when visiting Florida to put in writing for the New Yorker about his arrest for stealing uncommon ghost orchids from a nature reserve. Fascinated each by Laroche and the world she uncovered of orchid collectors and growers, she stayed on, to put in writing this magical exploration of obsession and the unusual world each of the orchid obsessives and of Florida, that haunting and peculiar ‘debatable land’ of swamps and condos, retirement communities and real-estate scams. The world of the orchid hunters, breeders and showmen, their rivalries, vendettas and crimes, smuggling, thefts and worse present the backdrop to an interesting exploration of one of many byways of human nature, the obsessive world of the collector, and the haunting fantastic thing about the flowers themselves. present more

 

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