From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silence of the Lambs and
Hannibal, Thomas Harris, comes Hannibal Rising, one of the most eagerly
anticipated novels of the year.
Hannibal emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute,
with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons
with him. Hannibal’s uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and his
beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki, helps Hannibal to heal. Although he becomes
the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France, Hannibal’s demons
torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn. He discovers he has gifts
beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death’s prodigy.
Delacorte Press / Hardcover
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