The Hunter

Author(s): Julia Leigh


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


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Julia Leigh is the author of Disquiet.

General Fields

  • : 9780143565215
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.138
  • : August 2011
  • : Australia
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julia Leigh
  • : Julia Leigh
  • : Paperback
  • : Film tie-in edition
  • : Film tie-in edition
  • : en
  • : 823/.92
  • : 192