A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Denver Post Bestseller
David Grann’s riveting national bestseller goes on sale today in paperback! This incredible story traces the adventures of legendary Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett, whose expeditions helped map vast, uncharted areas of South America. But it was his mysterious disappearance while searching for a lost city he simply named Z that made him infamous and spawned a legion of followers. In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.
Here, David Grann discusses why he thinks the story holds such fascination for readers: