Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

The Trees

by Percival Everett - £9.99  Influx Press (2022)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781914391170 | ISBN 10: 1914391179

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022
 
The brand new novel from American master Percival Everett.
 
‘Everett has mastered the movement between unspeakable terror and knock out comedy.’
– New York Times
 
‘A powerful wake-up call, as well as an act of literary restitution.’
– Guardian
 
‘Trust Everett to tickle your funny bone and punch you in the solar plexus at the same time.’
– The Times
 
‘Satire in the great tradition of Swift by way of South Park.’
–The Daily Telegraph
 
The Trees is a page-turner that opens with a series of brutal murders in the rural town of Money, Mississippi. When a pair of detectives from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrive, they meet expected resistance from the local sheriff, his deputy, the coroner, and a string of racist White townsfolk.
 
The murders present a puzzle, for at each crime scene there is a second dead body: that of a man who resembles Emmett Till, a young black boy lynched in the same town 65 years before.
 
The detectives suspect that these are killings of retribution, but soon discover that eerily similar murders are taking place all over the country. Something truly strange is afoot. As the bodies pile up, the MBI detectives seek answers from a local root doctor who has been documenting every lynching in the country for years, uncovering a history that refuses to be buried.
 
In this bold, provocative book, Everett takes direct aim at racism and police violence, and does so in a fast-paced style that ensures the reader can't look away. The Trees is an enormously powerful novel of lasting importance.

(Price & availability last checked: October 2022)

This website can't tell you if we have this book in the shop or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below. (We can order most books within 7-10 days, subject to availability.)
  

Featured book: Recommended Fiction & Poetry for Yuletide 2022!,
In booklists: Writers by Surname - E, Fiction - Black American and Canadian Writers, World Fiction - USA, Fiction and Poetry - Anti-Racism,
In categories: Fiction, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, World - North America, Anti-Racism, Poetry & Writing,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd IP24524R 2004-2024 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page