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The Republic of Trees

by Sam Taylor

Debut Books of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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A deeply disturbing but totally unputdownable debut novel.  You’ll read it in a single sitting.

The Republic of Trees Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780571222940
Publication date: 02/02/2006
Publisher: Faber And Faber
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571222940
Publication date: 2nd February 2006
Author: Sam Taylor
Publisher: Faber And Faber
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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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