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The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

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Describes the life and times of John Laroche, a plant smuggler and orchid thief, and the eccentric world of Florida's obsessed collectors of rare plants

About the Author

\Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. Her articles have also appeared in Outside, Rolling Stone, Vogue, and Esquire. She is the author of Saturday Night, a New York Times Notable Book of 1990, which, in the words of Entertainment Weekly, "calls to mind Damon Runyon, Evelyn Waugh, and screwball comedy." She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307795298
Publisher:
Ballantine
Subject:
main_subject
Author:
Orlean, Susan
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Publication Date:
20000104
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
284

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