Download PDF by Mindy Mejia: The Dragon Keeper: A Novel

By Mindy Mejia

ISBN-10: 1618220144

ISBN-13: 9781618220141

A zookeeper fights to avoid wasting the animal she loves, whilst her personal existence crumbles round her

Meg Yancy is aware she should be overly hooked up to Jata, the Komodo dragon that has been in her care because it arrived on the zoo from Indonesia. Jata brings the unique to Meg's Minnesotan existence: an old, predatory heritage and tales of escaping to freedom. A species that grew to become endangered quickly after being found, Komodos have a legacy of independence, anything that Meg knows all too good. Meg has constantly been greater capable of relate to reptiles than to humans, from her estranged father to her live-in boyfriend to the veterinarian who's extra excited about his occupation than with the animals' lives.

Then someday, Meg makes an grand discovery. Jata has produced plausible eggs—without ever having had a mate. confronted with this infrequent phenomenon, Meg needs to now guard Jata's hatchlings from the medical, spiritual, and media forces that converge at the zoo to assert the miracle as their own.

Finally pressured to accommodate the very humans she has refrained from for therefore lengthy, Meg discovers that commencing herself up comes with its personal problems. And as she fights to save lots of the animal she loves from the results of its personal miracle, she needs to discover ways to settle for that during nature, as in lifestyles, now not every little thing may be controlled.

Mindy Mejia's gripping debut novel highlights the perils of captivity and the brilliant ways that animals evolve.

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A zookeeper fights to avoid wasting the animal she loves, while her personal existence crumbles round her

Meg Yancy is familiar with she could be overly hooked up to Jata, the Komodo dragon that has been in her care because it arrived on the zoo from Indonesia. Jata brings the unique to Meg's Minnesotan existence: an old, predatory heritage and tales of escaping to freedom. A species that grew to become endangered quickly after being stumbled on, Komodos have a legacy of independence, anything that Meg is familiar with all too good. Meg has continually been higher capable of relate to reptiles than to humans, from her estranged father to her live-in boyfriend to the veterinarian who's extra desirous about his occupation than with the animals' lives.

Then sooner or later, Meg makes an grand discovery. Jata has produced attainable eggs—without ever having had a mate. confronted with this infrequent phenomenon, Meg needs to now guard Jata's hatchlings from the medical, spiritual, and media forces that converge at the zoo to assert the miracle as their own.

Finally compelled to accommodate the very humans she has refrained from for therefore lengthy, Meg discovers that beginning herself up comes with its personal issues. And as she fights to avoid wasting the animal she loves from the results of its personal miracle, she needs to learn how to settle for that during nature, as in lifestyles, now not every little thing should be controlled.

Mindy Mejia's gripping debut novel highlights the perils of captivity and the astounding ways that animals evolve.

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