About the Book

The Hunter

by Julia Leigh

With a narrative that "is as clear-eyed and cold-blooded as her hero" (The New Yorker), Julia Leigh depicts the hunt for the last known Tasmanian tiger by a man identified only as M, who wants to find the creature for a multinational biotech company. Tracking M's fateful course, beginning at a remote house on the fringe of a vast wilderness and receding into the forest --- a world of silence and stillness --- THE HUNTER is a haunting tale of obsession and redemption. It is the story of a business proposition that takes on mythic aspects, as the quest for a nearly extinct animal becomes a search not for ultimate profit but for the essence of life that technology has all but crushed.

The Hunter
by Julia Leigh

  • Publication Date: December 1, 2001
  • Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN-10: 0142000027
  • ISBN-13: 9780142000021