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The Republic of Trees by Sam Taylor
  

The Republic of Trees

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

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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.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd February 2006

Author

Sam Taylor

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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

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