The Lastling

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 248 pages
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Fourteen-year-old Paris is thrilled when her rich, influential uncle Franklin decides to take her on a trip to the Himalayas. She hopes this will be her chance to prove just how mature and worthy of his company she is. But this will be no pleasure trip. Franklin and his friends are searching for rare and endangered species, and they travel deep into the war-ravaged forest to find them. There they come across Tahr, a twelve-year-old monk who has just seen a shocking vision—the face of a creature known before only in legends . . . and one that Franklin is determined to capture alive.
Set in an exotic land wracked by violence, cruelty, and a threatened ecosystem, this edgy and strikingly original novel offers a riveting look at morality and the harshness of nature—both human and otherwise.
 

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This book is a bit more unique than typical novels dealing with creatures and teens having a fantastical adventure. The creature itself is not described with the stereotypical characteristics for that ... Read full review

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Contents

The Girl in the Ice
1
The House of the Snows
4
Iron Dragonfly
18
Paris on Location
31
The Other Side of Somewhere
42
Gods and Titans
50
The Ultimate Diners Club
62
Lights Out
75
Into the Dark
134
Survivors
144
Idees Fixes
155
Dont Look Back
165
A Cage of Roots
175
No Way but Up
188
The View from the Edge
200
Mother Song
209

Mornings After
84
Bloody Eden
94
It
104
A Cave of Eyes
114
Whats Unspoken
124
A Slingshot at an Eagle
219
Tongue of Ice
228
The Fastness 239
243
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Philip Gross is a poet whose work has won several prizes; his collection THE WASTING GAME was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize. He lives in Bristol, England, and teaches creative writing at Glamorgan University. THE LASTLING is his third novel, his first to be published by Clarion Books.