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The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
May 06, 2014 | 496 Pages
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“Haunting. . . . A standout novel . . . thrilling.”
The Wall Street Journal

“Hauntingly strange and utterly convincing. . . .  A novel you will finish and immediately want to read again; a complex, elegant and wonderfully troubling debut.”
—Sarah Waters, author of Tipping the Velvet 

“Fascinating and multilayered. . . . [Yanagihara’s] storytelling is masterful. . . . Hugely ambitious and entertaining.”
The Boston Globe

“Exhaustingly inventive and almost defiant in its refusal to offer redemption or solace. . . . As for Yanagihara, she is a writer to marvel at.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Among the boldest and best debut novels of the year.”
New York 

“A deeply satisfying adventure story. . . . Provokes discussions about science, morality and our obsession with youth.”
Chicago Tribune

“Feels like a National Geographic story by way of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. . . . The world Yanagihara conjures up, full of ‘dark pockets of mystery,’ is magical.”
The Times (London)

“An engrossing, beautifully detailed, at times amazing (and shocking) novel . . . an impressive debut.”
—Paul Theroux, author of The Lower River and The Great Railway Bazaar

“Enthralling . . . deeply entertaining.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“By turns brilliant, provocative and profoundly sobering.”
Independent on Sunday (London)

“Captivating—and thoroughly unsettling.”

“Impossible to resist. . . . packed with a symphony of complex themes made accessible by the sheer poetry of [Yanagihara’s] prose. . . . [A] brilliantly told story.”
The Daily Mail (London)

“A Nabokovian phantasmagoria. . . . Hanya Yanagihara is a writer to watch.”
—Madison Smartt Bell, author of The Color of Night and All Souls’ Rising

“[An] engrossing, unsettling first novel.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Richly imagined. . . . Striking and highly satisfying. Yanagihara’s ambitious debut is one to be lauded.”
The Guardian (London)

“Astonishing. . . . Riveting.”
Interview magazine

“Pulses with big ideas. . . . Masterful. . . . [An] audacious, beautifully wrought tragedy.”
The Toronto Star

“A mystery story, an ecological parable, a monstrous confession, and a fascinating consideration of moral relativism. . . . A triumph of the imagination.”
—Anthony Doerr, author of Four Seasons in Rome and The Shell Collector

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