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The Seed Collectors
by Scarlett Thomas




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A complex and fiercely contemporary tale of inheritance, enlightenment, life, death, desire and family trees, The Seed Collectors is the most important novel yet from one of the world's most daring and brilliant writers.

Great Aunt Oleander is dead. To each of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods might be deadly, but then again they might also contain the secret of enlightenment. Not that anyone has much time for enlightenment. Fleur, left behind at the crumbling Namaste House, must step into Oleander's role as guru to lost and lonely celebrities. Bryony wants to lose the weight she put on after her botanist parents disappeared, but can't stop drinking. And Charlie struggles to make sense of his life after losing the one woman he could truly love.

As Henry James said of George Eliot's Middlemarch, The Seed Collectors is a treasurehouse of detail revealing all that it means to be connected, to be part of a society, to be part of the universe and to be human.

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Overview

A complex and fiercely contemporary tale of inheritance, enlightenment, life, death, desire and family trees, The Seed Collectors is the most important novel yet from one of the world's most daring and brilliant writers.

Great Aunt Oleander is dead. To each of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods might be deadly, but then again they might also contain the secret of enlightenment. Not that anyone has much time for enlightenment. Fleur, left behind at the crumbling Namaste House, must step into Oleander's role as guru to lost and lonely celebrities. Bryony wants to lose the weight she put on after her botanist parents disappeared, but can't stop drinking. And Charlie struggles to make sense of his life after losing the one woman he could truly love.

As Henry James said of George Eliot's Middlemarch, The Seed Collectors is a treasurehouse of detail revealing all that it means to be connected, to be part of a society, to be part of the universe and to be human.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781619029514
  • ISBN-10: 1619029510
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 396
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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