The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

The People in the Trees

Hanya Yanagihara

369 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction historical literary magical realism challenging dark slow-paced

Description

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 ...

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Moods

dark 91%
challenging 59%
adventurous 38%
tense 38%
mysterious 35%
reflective 32%
sad 32%
emotional 22%
informative 9%

Pace

slow 59%
medium 38%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 35% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

No: 44% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 18%

Loveable characters?

No: 84% | It's complicated: 13% | Yes: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 13% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 1%

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3.81

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