Fierce Kingdom

Gin Phillips
Viking • 2017

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son tow...ard the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?
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ANOTACE: Napínavý thriller, kde se v boji o život počítá každá vteřina. Měl to být idylický den, změnil se ale v boj o přežití. Joan si se svým čtyřletým synem užívá v ZOO do poslední chvíle. Několik výstřelů, které zaslechne u východu, ji přinutí s dítětem v náručí utéct zpět do zahrady. Útočníci jsou jim [...] The post Gin Phillips – Tři hodiny v ZOO appeared first on Schefikův Blog.

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K de sú hranice medzi zvieracím inštinktom, ktorý nás núti prežiť a ľudskou povinnosťou ochrániť druhých?  Joan a jej štvorročný syn si užívajú posledné bezstarostné chvíľky v zoologickej záhrade, ktorá je ich obľúbeným miestom. Keď sa tesne pred jej zatvorením ponáhľajú k východu, Joan zbadá čosi desivé – čosi, čo ju prinúti, aby sa so synom v náručí rozbehla nazad. Od toho okamihu sa[...]

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The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.

Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself—the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines—is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger.

A masterful thrill ride and an exploration of motherhood itself—from its tender moments of grace to its savage power—Fierce Kingdom asks where the boundary is between our animal instinct to survive and our human duty to protect one another. For whom should a mother risk her life?