New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
195 pages ; 19 cm.
Southern Reach Trilogy ; 1
Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.