In 1950 vindt Norton Perina tijdens een antropologische expeditie naar een afgelegen eiland in Micronesië de verloren gewaande primitieve stam waarnaar hij op zoek was. Bovendien ontdekt hij er in de buurt een groep mensen die in bomen wonen. Ze blijken van een ongelooflijke ouderdom te zijn en in toenemende mate seniel. Omdat hij de kans op eeuwig leven niet wil missen, doodt hij een van de schil
Title
Notities uit de jungle
Author
Hanya Yanagihara
Translator
Inger Limburg Lucie Van Rooijen
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
The people in the trees
Publisher
[Amsterdam]: Nieuw Amsterdam, 2015
1 digitaal bestand
ISBN
9789046817568
CloudLibrary
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About Hanya Yanagihara

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Hanya Yanagihara (born 1975) is an American novelist, editor, and travel writer. She grew up in Hawaii.

Early life

Hanya Yanagihara was born in 1975 in Los Angeles. Her father, hematologist/oncologist Ronald Yanagihara, is from Hawaii, and her mother was born in Seoul. Yanagihara is partly of Japanese descent through her father. As a child, Yanagihara moved frequently with her family, living in Hawaii, New York, Maryland, California, and Texas. She attended Punahou High School in Hawaii.

Yanagihara has said that her father introduced her as a girl to the work of Philip Roth and to "British writers of a certain age", such as Anita Brookner, Iris Murdoch, and Barbara Pym. Of Pym and Brookner, she says, "there is a suspicion of the craft that the male writers of their generation didn't have, a metaphysical reckoning of what is it actually doing for the world". She has said that "the contemporary writers I admire most are Hila…Read more on Wikipedia