Listen to an excerpt from The People in the Trees, the debut novel from Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life
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The People in the Trees is a powerful work of visionary literary fiction from Hanya Yanagihara, the bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize and National Book Award-nominated modern classic, A Little Life.
Originally published in 2013, The People in the Trees marks the debut of a remarkable new voice in American fiction.
This new edition will be out in September 2018 from Pan Macmillan!
About the book
It is 1950 when Norton Perina, a young doctor, embarks on an expedition to a remote Micronesian island in search of a rumoured lost tribe. There he encounters a strange group of forest dwellers who appear to have attained a form of immortality that preserves the body but not the mind. Perina uncovers their secret and returns with it to America, where he soon finds great success.
But his discovery has come at a terrible cost, not only for the islanders, but for Perina himself. Hanya Yanagihara’s The People in the Trees marks the debut of a remarkable new voice in American fiction.
Listen to an excerpt, courtesy of Dreamscape Media: