The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean in pdf

Writer: Susan Orlean
Size: 1.9 MB
Pages: 270
Language: English
Genre: Non-Fiction
Format: Pdf
Price: Free
Publish Date: 1998

In The Orchid Thief, Susan Orlean tells the story of a remarkable obsession. A deeply eccentric and strangely attractive man named John Laroche takes Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America's strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida's swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who oppose him. He is determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii. In the end, Orlean and the reader will have a newfound appreciation for the tenacity of the underdog as well as a potent definition of passion. Orlean revisits this fascinating universe and the process by which it was adapted for the cinema in the movie Adaptation in this new edition, which comes twenty years after her first encounter with the "orchid thief" and fifteen years after its initial publication.