Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

twitter
Search our site
A Country Escape by Katie Fforde Read the opening extract of the brand new Katie Fforde book before its publication on 22/02/2018

The Republic of Trees by Sam Taylor
  

The Republic of Trees

Literary Fiction   Debuts of the Month   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Literary Contemporary Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

A deeply disturbing but totally unputdownable debut novel. Youâll read it in a single sitting.

If you like Sam Taylor you might also like to read books by Marianne Wiggins, Iain Banks and Christine Aziz.

Synopsis

The Republic of Trees by Sam Taylor

In the idyllic French countryside four children, Michael, Louis, Alex and Isobel, escape to a forest to create their own utopian community. Following the principals of Jean Jacques Rousseau's The Social Contract, they free themselves from the constraints of time and money to establish The Republic of Trees. The children indulge in the sexual rewards of their revolution until the sudden arrival of Joy. Under her influence erotic bonds begin to fray and their utopian dreams begin to darken. As the summer heat intensifies, The Republic of Trees cascades to a shocking and unforgettable conclusion.

Reviews

'Sam Taylor clearly relishes storytelling and his novel has the kind of swift pace that's rare in literary fiction, sweeping you up and carrying you to a place where anything might happen.'
Daily Mail

'An enchanting and deeply disturbing first novel... sensitive, at times beautiful.'
Observer

'A bold debut, and one wants to see what Taylor does next.'
Independent

About the Author

Sam Taylor
Sam Taylor was born in 1970 and is the former pop culture correspondent for the Observer. He lives in France with his young family.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

2nd February 2006

Author

Sam Taylor

More books by Sam Taylor
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.sam-taylor.com/

Publisher

Faber And Faber

Format

Paperback (b Format)
240 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Debuts of the Month

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780571222940

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Lovereading tells me about new books before they hit the shelves, lets me find other authors I may like and has great prize draws!

Sheila Dale

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools