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Into the Jungle
  

Into the Jungle (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

By Ferencik, Erica

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In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of the haunting, twisting thrill-ride (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) The River at Night, a young woman leaves behind everything she knows to take on the jungle of Bolivia, but her excursion abroad quickly turns i... read full description below.

ISBN 9781432864620
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Published 26 June 2019 by Thorndike Press Large Print
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781432864620
ISBN-10 1432864629
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Imprint Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date 26 June 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Ferencik, Erica
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 635g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

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In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of the haunting, twisting thrill ride (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) The River at Night, a young woman leaves behind everything she knows to take on the Bolivian jungle, but her excursion abroad quickly turns into a fight for her life. Lily Bushwold thought she'd found the antidote to endless foster care and group homes: a teaching job in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As soon as she could steal enough cash for the plane, she was on it. When the gig falls through and Lily stays in Bolivia, she finds bonding with other broke, rudderless girls at the local hostel isn't the life she wants either. Tired of hustling and already world-weary, crazy love finds her in the form she least expected: Omar, a savvy, handsome local man who'd abandoned his life as a hunter in Ayachero--a remote jungle village--to try his hand at city life. When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his four-year-old nephew in Ayachero, he gives Lily a choice: Stay alone in the unforgiving city, or travel to the last in a string of ever-more-isolated river towns in the jungles of Bolivia. Thirty-foot anaconda? Puppy-sized spiders? Vengeful shamans with unspeakable powers? Love-struck Lily is oblivious. She follows Omar to this ruthless new world of lawless poachers, bullheaded missionaries, and desperate indigenous tribes driven to the brink of extinction. To survive, Lily must navigate the jungle--its wonders as well as its terrors--using only her wits and resilience. Primal, gripping, and terrifying, Into the Jungle features Erica Ferencik's signature visceral, white-knuckle (Entertainment Weekly) prose that will sink its fangs into you and not let go.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Packed with excitement and adventure, this is a riveting tale of a true life adventure in the steaming jungles of the Amazon. You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough. --Dr. Paul Beaver, Director of Amazonia Expeditions and author of Diary of an Amazon Jungle Guide [An] adrenaline rush of a novel. --Publishers Weekly Raw, relentless and heart-poundingly real, this book knocked me off my feet like a river in spate. --New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware In the tradition of James Dickey's Deliverance, this exciting survival tale hooks from the first page. --Library Journal This novel quickly becomes a dark, more-twisted-than-the-river tale of secrets as night falls in the wilderness. --Marie Claire A compelling read. The author pulls you into her narrator's gorgeous but ominous world. You can't stop reading until you have finished the last page long after everyone else's lights are out. --Holly FitzGerald, author of Ruthless River Wild and ferocious and incredibly brave! The talented Erica Ferencik ventures into the deepest recesses of passion, fear, and primal survival. This tale of resilience and power will haunt and inspire you-- and sometimes terrify you. A complete tour de force and rivetingly compelling, this dark adventure reveals the astonishing risks people take for love. --Hank Phillippi Ryan, national bestselling author of Trust Me From page one, I was completely under the spell of Erica's prose. Her protagonist, Lily, is instantly compelling--tough, wounded, brave, terrified, lost, and--once she enters the jungle--found, to her surprise. Like the jungle of the title, the moment you step into Erica's novel, it closes around you and demands that you pay attention. I feel lucky to be among the very first readers of Into the Jungle, and I can't wait to sing its praises to anyone who will listen! --Jamey Bradbury, author of The Wild Inside There is magic in these pages. Ferencik takes you on an intense journey deep into the Bolivian jungle in a thrilling saga full of vibrant, memorable characters and electrifies you with the nerve-jangling challenges they face. You will smell the creeping moss and feel the eyes of the jungle upon you. Transformative and vivid. --Joanna Schaffhausen, author of No Mercy Gripping, breathtaking, and exquisitely told - Into The Jungle pulls you into another world, returning you forever transformed. --Wendy Walker, USA Today bestselling author of The Night Before Under the spell of Ferencik's stunning powers of description, you'll find yourself outfitting your reading nook with mosquito netting and a machete. This portrait of female strength and guile in the face of the unfamiliar, the exhilarating, and the dangerous is utterly convincing. Like all great adventure stories, it's about making a home in a beautiful, bewildering, and sometimes hostile world. A thrilling novel. --Andy Mozina, author of Contrary Motion and The Women Were Leaving the Men At its heart this is a love story between Lily and Omar whose unlikely bond lasts through terrifying obstacles and life-threatening challenges in the blistering heat of the Bolivian jungle. The magic and menace of the Amazon is brought to life by Erica Ferencik's lush prose as Lily fights gargantuan spiders, screeching howler monkeys, killer pigs, and her own past demons in an alien atmosphere. But this novel also skillfully reveals how the collision of poachers with the inhabitants of a complex ecosystem endangers the way of life and livelihoods of native communities. Gripping, riveting, and absolutely heart-racing, Into the Jungle demonstrates love's endurance and its ability to build strength and astonishing resilience. --Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationary Shop Riveting, real, and drenched in adventure and magic, Into the Jungle transports the reader to a wet, lush world of jaguars and anacondas, shamans and poachers, terror and wonder. The action is non-stop, the characters unforgettable, and Erica Ferencik's prose dazzles. I couldn't put it down! --Sy Montgomery, author of How to Be a Good Creature Lush, arresting, and uniquely terrifying, Into the Jungle is an unforgettable story of love and survival set in a Bolivian jungle so vividly rendered that you can practically hear the howler monkeys. --Kathleen Barber, author of Are You Sleeping Take a deep breath - Into the Jungle is a vivid plunge into a wondrous and eerie world. Gorgeously written, richly atmospheric, and absolutely enthralling. --Taylor Adams, international bestselling author of No Exit With its fascinating characters and its unique setting--a steaming, chattering, enchanted world of rich green where darkness lures beneath the surface--this is not just any story. It is a journey into the heart of the jungle and the brutal, life-altering wisdom that can be found there. I find this book as mesmerising as the gaze of a python. --Caroline Eriksson, author of The Watcher Into the Jungle is a vivid, terrifying fever dream. Erica Ferencik has imagined the Amazon rain forest as a psychological, physical and moral testing ground for outcast Lily Bushwold--a survivor longing for love and purpose in Bolivia. This gripping thriller will awaken readers to the wonders and perils of the world's most mysterious forest. --Chris Feliciano Arnold, author of The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon I read Erica Ferencik's Into the Jungle in one breathless sitting and when I finished, I wanted to stand up and cheer. Not only for Lily Bushwold's amazing resilience and courage in the face of unimaginable hardships and challenges, but most of all, for Ferencik's astonishing storytelling ability. Rich, raw, and real, Into the Jungle is a rip-roaring adventure like nothing I've read, with a heroine readers won't soon forget. Highly recommended! --Karen Dionne, international bestselling author of The Marsh King's Daughter I was lured in, caught off guard, and ensnared by Lily and Omar, their love story, and their journey deep into the pulsing heart of Bolivia and the Amazon. The menacing pace and ripe, dripping prose made every brush with danger--the two-, four-, six-, and eight-legged variety; the whispering, biting, slithering kind--that much more enthralling. I spent hours balled up and tense, hunched over every word, deliciously creeped out, and finally out for blood. Stay alert: You won't want to miss one thrilling detail of Into The Jungle. --Susan Bernhard, author of Winter Loon Praise for Into the Jungle Relentless and frightening, Into the Jungle hurtles us down a treacherous river of piranhas and poisonous snakes into the strange, terrifying Bolivian jungle. A hypnotic, violent, unsparing portrayal of a na ve young American woman's torturous coming-of-age in the unforgiving Amazon wilderness. A nail-biter. --USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author A.J. Banner Absolutely intense! Into the Jungle plunges the reader deep into the heart of the Amazon in an adventure as lush and layered as the foliage itself. An extraordinary book with an unusual love story at its center, you'll be on the edge of your seat until the very last word. --Crystal King, author of The Chef's Secret and Feast of Sorrow, long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Into the Jungle is a haunting and authoritative exploration of the power and limitations of love--not only between two people, but between individuals and communities, and the wild and unpredictable earth they inhabit. Compulsively readable, this book takes you deep into the fierce and fragile Amazon, and you'll be riveted till the very end. --Katrin Schumann, bestselling author of The Forgotten Hours With a title like The River at Night, the plot had to be swift and twisting, yet what enraptured me completely was Wini's bigger triumph over the wilderness of the heart, a vivid journey amplified by a deeply textured depiction of both the devastating and glorious ways that true friendship can tear us down ... and build us back up again. Ferencik's writing pulses with a dangerous energy akin to the river she depicts. --New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vicki Pettersson The River at Night is a dark, twisting, unrelenting thriller that kept me frantically turning the pages well into the night. Erica Ferencik skillfully combines jolting plot twists, lyrical prose, and a beautifully brutal setting, cementing The River at Night as my favorite debut novel of the year. --New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf The River at Night is both a haunting, twisting thrill-ride through the Maine wilderness, and a story of friendship, humanity, and the will to survive. Terrifyingly real and impossible to put down. --New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda Praise for The River at Night A gal-pal vacation goes over the falls and into hell. You won't put it down. --Kirkus Reviews Author Erica Ferencik's storytelling [is]...brutally effective...hurtling River's harrowing narrative along in a visceral, white-knuckle rush. --Entertainment Weekly Erica Ferencik's The River at Night is a high-octane debut, a thriller that combines the watery adventure of Deliverance with the twisting psychological suspense of Lisa Unger. This is a taut, tense novel that rushes like the fastest rapids. Grab a hold now and enjoy the ride! --Bestselling author David Bell The River at Night is a white water thrill ride to be sure. But it's more than than that. Erica Ferencik digs deep into friendship, midlife angst, and how we can surprise ourselves when the worst things happen. Wini is a character I can imagine myself knowing, sharing secrets over coffee. I pulled for her the whole way, through all the rapids, all the bends and twists of this terrific debut. --New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger Lost in the brutal Maine wilderness, four women struggle to survive, testing the boundaries of their friendship and the limitations of their own strength and mortality. Terrifying and wholly visceral, The River at Night will leave you gasping, your heart racing, eyes peering over your shoulder to see what follows from behind. Take a deep breath before you begin because it's the last you'll have until you're through. --New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary Kubica A twisting, turning thrill ride of a novel, The River at Night will sweep you along, pull you under and not let you come up for air until you've turned the last page. Erica Ferencik expertly captures the wild, untouched Maine landscape and the ferocity of both nature and humankind. --New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McMahon

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Author's Bio

Erica Ferencik is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Boston University. Her work has appeared in Salon and The Boston Globe, as well as on National Public Radio. Find out more on her website EricaFerencik.com and follow her on Twitter @EricaFerencik. She is the author of The River at Night and Into the Jungle.

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