The Hunter (Paperback)

By Julia Leigh

Penguin Books, 9780142000021, 176pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2001

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Description

Now a major motion picture starring William Dafoe

A man identified only as "M" is hired by a multinational biotech company to locate and hunt down the last known Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine. Beginning at a remote house on the fringe of a vast wilderness, M embarks on a fateful course deep into the forest and an ancient world of silence and stillness. The Hunter is a haunting adventure tale of obsession and redemption, worthy of Conrad or Melville, where a business proposition takes on mythic aspects, as the quest for an extinct animal becomes a search not for ultimate profit but for the essence of life that technology has all but crushed.

"Impressive."--The New York Times Book Review

"Strong and Hypnotic."-- Don DeLillo

" Leigh's] narration is as clear-eyed and cold-blooded as her hero."--The New Yorker

"A memorable debut, one full of many rewards and a subtle, precise beauty."--San Francisco Chronicle


About the Author

Julia Leigh is the author of two internationally acclaimed novels, THE HUNTER (1999) and DISQUIET (2008). Her film SLEEPING BEAUTY was selected for Competition at the Festival de Cannes 2011. She lives in Sydney, Australia.


Praise For The Hunter

"Strong and Hypnotic."

-Don DeLillo

Impressive.”


“[Leigh’s] narration is as clear-eyed and cold-blooded as her hero.”


“A memorable debut, one full of many rewards and a subtle, precise beauty.”


Praise for DISQUIET: "Julia Leigh is a sorceress. Her deft prose casts a spell of serene control while the earth quakes underfoot."

-Toni Morrison

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