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State of Wonder - Chapter One Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter One Summary

'State of Wonder' is a novel about ethics, moral choices, and human relationships. Marina Singh is sent to the Brazilian jungle to investigate a coworkers death, only to discover that the fertility drug her company is funding is being used as a front for the development of an inoculation to malaria. As the story develops, Marina is forced to look at her own morals and ethics, and to face her mentor, Dr. Swenson. When Marina discovers her coworker is alive, she must overcome her own fears and doubts to save him.

In Chapter 1, Marina Singh learns about the death of her coworker, Anders Eckman. Marina and Anders, father of three, have shared an office space for over seven years. Looking at the letter sent from the Amazon, where Eckman was for the last several months, Marina realizes Anders has been dead...

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