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The seed collectors : a novel

Author: Scarlett Thomas; Recorded Books, Inc.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scarlett Thomas; Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781619028128 1619028123
OCLC Number: 948754064
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Family Tree; Funeral; Holly's Friendship Tree; The Outer Hebrides; Triathlon; Fruit; Family Tree (revised); Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Scarlett Thomas.

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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. 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. 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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