The Main Library's Public Technology dept. (3rd floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Friday, Dec 20. Get details.

The Main Library's Popular Materials dept. (1st floor) will be closed Monday, Dec 16 - Wednesday, Dec 25. Get details.

The people in the trees: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780385536776
9781624066979
9780385536783
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 55dcbb43-7b34-c4e1-d4f3-e50e95ab01ee
Grouping Title people in the trees
Grouping Author yanagihara hanya
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-12-13 22:53:55PM
Last Indexed 2019-12-13 23:45:06PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Yanagihara, Hanya,
author_display Yanagihara, Hanya
available_at_catalog Madison
Madison Kids
Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Madison - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Richland Park - Adult Fiction
Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
display_description

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.

format_catalog Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 55dcbb43-7b34-c4e1-d4f3-e50e95ab01ee
isbn 9780385536776
9780385536783
9781624066979
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:d7fc4039-991e-48fd-a719-fb7872ec4813 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 2 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
ils:CARL0000415593 35192044379463 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Yanagih 1 false false Checked Out MN
ils:CARL0000415593 35192044379471 Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction Fiction Yanagih 1 false false On Shelf TL
ils:CARL0000415593 35192044379448 Green Hills - Adult Fiction Fiction Yanagih 1 false false Checked Out GH
ils:CARL0000415593 35192045439571 Madison - Adult Fiction Fiction Yanagih 1 false false On Shelf MA
ils:CARL0000415593 35192044379414 Bellevue - Adult Fiction Fiction Yanagih 1 false false Checked Out BL
ils:CARL0000415593 35192044379489 Richland Park - Adult Fiction Fiction Yanagih 1 false false Checked Out RP
overdrive:4c7bb15c-9d49-48e3-bd51-39377255d8d2 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
itype_catalog
Book
last_indexed 2019-12-14T05:45:06.298Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Yanagih
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue
Bellevue Kids
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Madison
Madison Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
Richland Park
Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9780385536776
publishDate 2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:d7fc4039-991e-48fd-a719-fb7872ec4813 eBook eBook English Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013
ils:CARL0000415593 Book Books First edition. English Doubleday, [2013] 368 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
overdrive:4c7bb15c-9d49-48e3-bd51-39377255d8d2 eAudiobook Audio Books English Dreamscape Media, LLC 2013
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:d7fc4039-991e-48fd-a719-fb7872ec4813 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000415593 35192044379463 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000415593 35192044379471 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000415593 35192044379448 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000415593 35192045439571 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000415593 35192044379414 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000415593 35192044379489 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:4c7bb15c-9d49-48e3-bd51-39377255d8d2 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Immortality -- Fiction
Micronesia (Federated States) -- Fiction
title_display The people in the trees
title_full The People in the Trees A Novel
The people in the trees / Hanya Yanagihara
title_short The people in the trees
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Fiction
Historical Fiction
Immortality
Literature