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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 12/07/2018
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The stunning debut novel, from the author of A Little Life.

It is 1950 when Norton Perina, a young doctor, embarks on an expedition to a remote Micronesian island in search of a rumoured lost tribe. There he encounters a strange group of forest dwellers who appear to have attained a form of immortality that preserves the body but not the mind. Perina uncovers their secret and returns with it to America, where he soon finds great success. But his discovery has come at a terrible cost, not only for the islanders, but for Perina himself.

Hanya Yanagihara's The People in the Trees marks the debut of a remarkable new voice in American fiction.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509892983
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 26 mm


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The world Yanagihara conjures up, full of dark pockets of mystery, is magical. * The Times *
Power and its abuses are at the heart of this richly imagined novel . . . In structure and subject, The People in the Trees pays tribute to Vladimir Nabokov's two masterpieces: Pale Fire and Lolita . . . Perina's voice - wry, superior, unthinkingly cruel - is one of the key triumphs of the book. Another triumph is the astonishingly thorough invention of Yanagihara's Micronesian country. -- Katie Kitamura * Guardian *

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Ailsa Dickson

“Tried patiently”

I don't like to abandon a book halfway through but I found this book painful to get through. I found the main character utterly unpleasant in his arrogant. That was presumably the point but I'm at a stage... More

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“Power, Frankenstein themes and a shocking ending”

I had previously been obsessed by this author's later book A Little Life. this book had a common subject - one of (sexual) abuse and power.

This was more of a picaresque novel with two narrators, both of them... More

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“Paradise lost”

In Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, the writer famously uses the device of an unreliable narrator. In Hanya Yanigahara's remarkable debut novel The People In The Trees, she revels in using a deeply... More

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