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"Hummingbird Salamander" Virtual Event with Jeff VanderMeer & Maryse Meijer

Join us for a virtual event with Jeff VanderMeer, author of Hummingbird Salamander on Thursday, April 22nd at 7pm! The author will be joined by Maryse Meijer, author of The Seventh Mansion. Book purchase is required for admission to this virtual event.

From the author of Annihilation, a brilliant speculative thriller of dark conspiracy, endangered species, and the possible end of all things.

Security consultant "Jane Smith" receives an envelope with a key to a storage unit that holds a taxidermied hummingbird and clues leading her to a taxidermied salamander. Silvina, the dead woman who left the note, is a reputed ecoterrorist and the daughter of an Argentine industrialist. By taking the hummingbird from the storage unit, Jane sets in motion a series of events that quickly spin beyond her control.

Soon, Jane and her family are in danger, with few allies to help her make sense of the true scope of the peril. Is the only way to safety to follow in Silvina's footsteps? Is it too late to stop? As she desperately seeks answers about why Silvina contacted her, time is running out--for her and possibly for the world.

Hummingbird Salamander is Jeff VanderMeer at his brilliant, cinematic best, wrapping profound questions about climate change, identity, and the world we live in into a tightly plotted thriller full of unexpected twists and elaborate conspiracy.

Jeff VanderMeer is the author of Dead AstronautsBorne, and The Southern Reach Trilogy, the first volume of which, Annihilation, won the Nebula Award and the Shirley Jackson Award and was adapted into a movie by Alex Garland. VanderMeer speaks and writes frequently about issues relating to climate change. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, Ann VanderMeer, and their cats, plants, and bird feeders.

Maryse Meijer is the author of The Seventh Mansion, and the story collections Heartbreaker, which was one of Electric Literature's 25 Best Short Story Collections of 2016, and Rag, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Pick and a finalist for the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction, as well as the novella Northwood. She lives in Chicago.







Book purchase is required to attend this event. To participate please sign up with the form and begin an order below.

Hummingbird Salamander: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374173548
Availability: Not in stock. Order here for delivery or to pickup later.
Published: MCD - April 6th, 2021

The Seventh Mansion: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374298463
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: FSG Originals - September 8th, 2020

Event date: 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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