The Orchid Thief - Study Guide Chapter Two - Cloning the Ghost Summary & Analysis

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John Laroche has a run of bad things happen to him right before he goes to work for the Seminole Indians, including a car crash that knocka out his front teeth, killa his mother and uncle and puta his wife in a coma for weeks. He and his wife separate shortly thereafter and then a frost kills much of his nursery stock. Benlate, a Du Pont fungicide given to orchids, then kills many of his orchids and Hurricane Andrew hits in 1992, blowing away whatever had been left. Laroche had then given up his nursery business forever, saying that he would die of a broken heart if he ever opened one up again.

The Seminoles are looking for someone to start a nursery since they own thousands of acres of land and there are many successful...

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