A Pangolin Slept on Buddha’s Lap: A Novel About the Wonders of Wildlife and the Trials of Conservation

Madeleine Dale

A captivating tale about the wonders of wildlife and the trials of conservation. Wolf Vandengetz has the ideal fieldwork post, researching prides of lions. Then he gets a promotion and leaves the Serengeti to administer a program to save endangered pangolins in Nepal. As a scientist, he’s accustomed to solving complex ecosystem mysteries but ill-equipped to tackle the politics of donation-hungry NGOs, the tragic consequences of conservation strategies gone wrong or the corruption driving pangolins to extinction. On a mission beset with unpredictable twists, he confronts the evils rooted in human nature and the dignity that inspires transcendence.