The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

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出版社: Random House Publishing Group
2000-01
ISBN: 9780449003718
定价: 179.00
装帧: 平装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 320页
正文语种: 英语
  • ANEWYORKTIMESNOTABLEBOOK

    Amodernclassicofpersonaljournalism,TheOrchidThiefisSusanOrlean’swickedlyfunny,elegant,andcaptivatingtaleofanamazingobsession.

    FromFlorida’sswampstoitscourtrooms,theNewYorkerwriterfollowsonedeeplyeccentricandoddlyattractiveman’spossiblycriminalpursuitofanendangeredflower.Determinedtoclonetherareghostorchid,Polyrrhizalindenii,JohnLarocheleadsOrleanonanunforgettabletourofAmerica’sstrangeflower-sellingsubculture,alongwiththeSeminoleswhohelphimandtheforcesofjusticewhofighthim.Intheend,Orlean–andthereader–willhavemorerespectforunderdogdeterminationandapowerfulnewdefinitionofpassion.

    PraiseforTheOrchidThief:

    “Fascinating...talesoftheft,hatred,greed,jealousy,madness,andbackstabbing...anengrossingjourney.”
    –LosAngelesTimes

    “Irresistible...abrilliantlyreportedaccountofanillicitschemetohousebreakFlorida’swildandendangeredghostorchid...ItscentralfigureisJohnLaroche,the‘oddballultimate’ofasubculturewhosemembersaresoenthralledbyorchidsthey‘pursuethemlikelovers.’”
    –MinneapolisStarTribune

    “Artful...inMs.Orlean’sskillfulhandling,herorchidstoryturnsouttobedistinctly‘somethingmore.’...[Her]portraitofhersometimessad-makingorchidthiefallowsthereadertodiscoveracresofopportunitywhereintriguingthingscanbefound.”
    –TheNewYorkTimes

    “Zestful...aswashbucklingpieceofreportingthatcelebratessomevirtuesthatmadeAmericagreat.”
    –TheWallStreetJournal

    “Deliciouslyweird...compelling.”
    –DetroitFreePress, SusanOrleanhasbeenastaffwriterforTheNewYorkersince1992andhasalsowrittenforOutside,Esquire,RollingStone,andVogue.ShegraduatedfromtheUniversityofMichiganandwasaNiemanFellowatHarvardUniversity.ShenowlivesinLosAngelesandupstateNewYorkwithherhusbandandson.


    FromtheHardcoveredition.,,
  • 内容简介:
    ANEWYORKTIMESNOTABLEBOOK

    Amodernclassicofpersonaljournalism,TheOrchidThiefisSusanOrlean’swickedlyfunny,elegant,andcaptivatingtaleofanamazingobsession.

    FromFlorida’sswampstoitscourtrooms,theNewYorkerwriterfollowsonedeeplyeccentricandoddlyattractiveman’spossiblycriminalpursuitofanendangeredflower.Determinedtoclonetherareghostorchid,Polyrrhizalindenii,JohnLarocheleadsOrleanonanunforgettabletourofAmerica’sstrangeflower-sellingsubculture,alongwiththeSeminoleswhohelphimandtheforcesofjusticewhofighthim.Intheend,Orlean–andthereader–willhavemorerespectforunderdogdeterminationandapowerfulnewdefinitionofpassion.

    PraiseforTheOrchidThief:

    “Fascinating...talesoftheft,hatred,greed,jealousy,madness,andbackstabbing...anengrossingjourney.”
    –LosAngelesTimes

    “Irresistible...abrilliantlyreportedaccountofanillicitschemetohousebreakFlorida’swildandendangeredghostorchid...ItscentralfigureisJohnLaroche,the‘oddballultimate’ofasubculturewhosemembersaresoenthralledbyorchidsthey‘pursuethemlikelovers.’”
    –MinneapolisStarTribune

    “Artful...inMs.Orlean’sskillfulhandling,herorchidstoryturnsouttobedistinctly‘somethingmore.’...[Her]portraitofhersometimessad-makingorchidthiefallowsthereadertodiscoveracresofopportunitywhereintriguingthingscanbefound.”
    –TheNewYorkTimes

    “Zestful...aswashbucklingpieceofreportingthatcelebratessomevirtuesthatmadeAmericagreat.”
    –TheWallStreetJournal

    “Deliciouslyweird...compelling.”
    –DetroitFreePress,
  • 作者简介:
    SusanOrleanhasbeenastaffwriterforTheNewYorkersince1992andhasalsowrittenforOutside,Esquire,RollingStone,andVogue.ShegraduatedfromtheUniversityofMichiganandwasaNiemanFellowatHarvardUniversity.ShenowlivesinLosAngelesandupstateNewYorkwithherhusbandandson.


    FromtheHardcoveredition.,,
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