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The Seed Collectors (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author

Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her novels include Oligarchy, The Seed Collectors, PopCo, The End of Mr. Y which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, and Our Tragic Universe. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781593766467
ISBN-10: 1593766467
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Publication Date: May 10th, 2016
Pages: 396
Language: English