The Definitive
Eco Fiction Novel for the 21st Century.

A River Divided, explores one of our most fundamental social questions around who wins in the battle of nature vs nurture, as it takes the reader on a mysterious journey across the world to the Amazon Rainforest.

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Evelyn, a geneticist and amateur archaeologist, makes a formidable discovery in Israel, the consequence of which is the birth of Christopher and José, identical twins raised apart—one in affluent Sydney, the other in the slums of Buenos Aires.
An adventure across the world, a quest for identity, a mysterious ancient text, a race to save the Amazon Rainforest, the twins meet for a moment only across a river divided.
Here the adversaries’ identities are confirmed as they meet head on in their battle for the forest.
“A mind-field of original thought-expanding ideas for those who care about the world” (Kenneth G. Ross, author of Breaker Morant). The characters will stay with you long after you have read the powerful and evocative last sentence: “A child. I will bring to the world a child.”

Try not to be captivated by the passion
of this story's duality of nature vs nurture.

Set across four continents, A River Divided is the thrilling first novel by world famous neuroscientist George Paxinos who uses his vast knowledge to examine the limits of science and the brain.  He poses the searing question of our time – can humans and nature co-exist in harmony?

Twins raised apart, with an unknown genetic inheritance, become beacons for the battle to save the environment. Each stands on an opposing side of the fight over the last great rainforest- The Amazon, where they will meet for only a moment across a river divided.This is a story about finding your identity, and how love, faith, forgiveness and freedom can changes lives and set a new course for humanity.

It is a book that charters this critical time and the relevant question: who wins in the battle of nature versus nurture?

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A River Divided is fast becoming one of the top
Eco-Fiction books recommended for book clubs:
“The skull stared back at Evelyn through its empty eye sockets.”  

What happens after Evelyn discovers these human bones?

Download Chapter 1 to dive into A River Divided. (Warning: you’ll be hooked.)
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Book Author

George
Paxinos AO

George studied at Berkeley, McGill and Yale and is Professor of Medical Sciences at Neuroscience Research Australia and The University of New South Wales, Sydney.

He has identified and named more brain areas than anyone in history (94 nuclei) and published 57 books—his first, The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, being the most cited publication in neuroscience and, for decades, the third most cited science book of all time. 

His Atlas of the Human Brain received awards from the Association of American Publishers and the British Medical Association. 

His atlases and concepts of brain organisation are used by most scientists working on the relationship between the brain and cognition, emotion, motivation and thought, including neurologic or psychiatric diseases such as Alzheimer’s and depression.

He was President of the Australian Neuroscience Society and the World Congress of Neuroscience. 

He is a cyclist and environmental activist who has often been defeated by government. Twenty-one years in the making, A River Divided is his answer. 

The story came to George when a friend suggested he visit Santiago de Compostela, where it’s said St James’ remains are buried. He thought of harvesting DNA from the remains to produce a clone, but then thought why not from someone far greater? 

The research for his book took George to Jerusalem and Masada, The Vatican, the Brazilian Amazon and Buenos Aires where he learned the tango.

Professor George Paxinos

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