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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Community Reviews Summary of 3,973 reviews

Moods

dark 92%
challenging 61%
adventurous 38%
tense 37%
mysterious 36%
reflective 32%
sad 31%
emotional 22%
informative 10%
inspiring 1%

Pace

slow 60%
medium 36%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 34% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

No: 43% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 19%

Loveable characters?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 14% | Yes: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 1%

Average rating

3.82

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