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The People in the Trees

by Hanya Yanagihara

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The People in the Trees Synopsis

In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumoured lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub 'The Dreamers', who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price...

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ISBN: 9781509892983
Publication date: 05/02/2015
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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ISBN: 9780857898951
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857898951
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About Hanya Yanagihara

Hanya Yanagihara lives in New York City. She currently works as editor-at-large at Conde Nast Traveler in New York City. (source:www.cntraveler.com)

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