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The people in the trees a novel /

In 1950 a young medical school graduate, Dr. Norton A. Perina, joins an anthropological expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu, the home, according both to local rumour and a 4,000 year old creation myth, of a lost tribe. Completely untouched by modern man, the 'forbidden island, ' as neighbouring islanders call it, is teeming with unknown, beautiful, and fearsome life - and a secret that will change the world: the key to eternal life. Norton returns from the expedition claiming the discovery that will bring him international fame and a Nobel prize. He wi.

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  • "In 1950 a young medical school graduate, Dr. Norton A. Perina, joins an anthropological expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu, the home, according both to local rumour and a 4,000 year old creation myth, of a lost tribe. Completely untouched by modern man, the 'forbidden island, ' as neighbouring islanders call it, is teeming with unknown, beautiful, and fearsome life - and a secret that will change the world: the key to eternal life. Norton returns from the expedition claiming the discovery that will bring him international fame and a Nobel prize. He wi."@en
  • "Joining an anthropologist's 1950 expedition to discover a lost tribe on a remote Micronesian island, a young doctor investigates and proves a theory that the tribe's considerable longevity is linked to a rare turtle, a finding that brings worldwide fame and unexpected consequence."@en
  • "Joining an anthropologist's 1950 expedition to discover a lost tribe on a remote Micronesian island, a young doctor investigates and proves a theory that the tribe's considerable longevity is linked to a rare turtle, a finding that brings worldwide fame and unexpected consequence."
  • "-- Mating 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 rumored 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. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences."
  • "Readers of exciting, challenging and visionary literary fiction'including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and Peter Matthiessen's At Play in the Fields of the Lord'will be drawn to this astonishingly gripping and accomplished first novel. A decade in the writing, this is an anthropological adventure story that combines the visceral allure of a thriller with a profound and tragic vision of what happens when cultures collide. It is a book that instantly catapults Hanya Yanagihara into the company of young novelists who really, really matter. 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 rumored 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. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences."@en

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