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The Trees Percival Everett

The Trees By Percival Everett

The Trees by Percival Everett


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The Trees opens with a series of brutal murders in the town of Money, Mississippi. When a pair of state detectives from arrive they meet resistance from locals and officials alike. The murders present a puzzle: at each crime scene there is a second dead body - a man who resembles Emmett Till, a black boy lynched in the same town 65 years before.

The Trees Summary

The Trees by Percival Everett

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.

About Percival Everett

Percival Everett is author to more than thirty books, including I Am Not Sidney Poitier, Telephone, Erasure and Glyph. He voted for Joe Biden.

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NGR9781914391170
9781914391170
1914391179
The Trees by Percival Everett
New
Paperback
Influx Press
20220324
334
Short-listed for The Booker Prize 2022
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