The Road to Lagoa Santa: A Novel
In 1833, the young Danish prize-winning naturalist Dr. P. W. Lund made a journey into the jungles of Brazil, from which he was destined never to return. Over a period of ten years, he discovered a wealth of fossilized bones, the remains of previously unknown pre-historic animals, while struggling against local insurrections and bouts of ill-health. Suddenly, at the age of 44, he stopped working and sank into a profound depression, bordering on insanity, which was to last until his death at the age of 79.
What really happened to Lund? Henrik Strangerup studied letters and archives and made two trips to Lagoa Santa to gather material on the myths which still surround 'The White Bone Collector'. His discoveries are embodied in this historical novel.
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Review: Road to Lagoa SantaUser Review - Juliet Wilson - Goodreads
This is a wonderful novel, following the struggles of Danish naturalist Dr PW Lund, in his attempts to make sense of the bones he is finding in caves in Brazil. It's the middle of the 19th century, a ... Read full review