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Pride of Eden

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
The enthralling new novel from the acclaimed author of Fallen Land, The River of Kings, and Gods of Howl Mountain

Retired racehorse jockey and Vietnam veteran Anse Caulfield rescues exotic big cats, elephants, and other creatures for Little Eden, a wildlife sanctuary near the abandoned ruins of a failed development on the Georgia coast. But when Anse’s prized lion escapes, he becomes obsessed with replacing her—even if the means of rescue aren’t exactly legal.

Anse is joined by Malaya, a former soldier who hunted rhino and elephant poachers in Africa; Lope, whose training in falconry taught him to pilot surveillance drones; and Tyler, a veterinarian who has found a place in Anse’s obsessive world.

From the rhino wars of Africa to the battle for the Baghdad Zoo, from the edges of the Okefenokee Swamp to a remote private island off the Georgia coast, Anse and his team battle an underworld of smugglers, gamblers, breeders, trophy hunters, and others who exploit exotic game.

Pride of Eden is Taylor Brown's brilliant fever dream of a novel: set on the eroding edge of civilization, rooted in dramatic events linked not only with each character’s past, but to the prehistory of America, where great creatures roamed the continent and continue to inhabit our collective imagination.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Pride of Eden is intimate in detail and thematically epic. Beautifully written and hard to put down, this book fairly bursts with a sense of place so rich you feel as if you are stepping into this lush world and characters?including the animals?with whom you don't want to stop spending time. Taylor Brown has firmly established himself as one of our finest novelists." - Silas House

"Atavistic' is one way to describe Pride of Eden. 'Fantastic' is another. Because Taylor Brown has accomplished something truly unique with this remarkable novel, telling a story that's both gripping and tender, with prose as savagely beautiful as the apex predators it celebrates. Pride of Eden is simply a pleasure to read." - Dane Huckelbridge

"In prose that sings, Taylor Brown has written a crackling and propulsive new myth of environmentalism. Pride of Eden is an ode to all that is fierce, wild and resilient in this shifting world of ours, and a reminder to fight hard for the things we love." - Robin MacArthur

"Pride of Eden is a beautifully written, visionary novel of scarred souls seeking redemption not only for themselves but, in their limited way, for us all. Taylor Brown is clearly one of the best American writers of his generation. We are fortunate to have his voice in these dark times." - Ron Rash


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March 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pride of Eden: A Novel
Author(s): Taylor Brown
ISBN: 1-250-20381-3 / 978-1-250-20381-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Pride of Eden
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ISBN: 1-09-406593-5 / 978-1-09-406593-9
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Pride of Eden
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ISBN: 1-09-406592-7 / 978-1-09-406592-2
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Pride of Eden: Library Edition
Author(s): Taylor Brown
ISBN: 1-09-406591-9 / 978-1-09-406591-5
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pride of Eden: A Novel
Author(s): Taylor Brown
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pride of Eden: A Novel
Author(s): Taylor Brown
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March 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pride of Eden: A Novel
Author(s): Taylor Brown
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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