The Seed Collectors

Thomas, Scarlett (2015) The Seed Collectors. Canongate ISBN 1-84767-920-X. E-ISBN 978-1-84767-920-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Novel
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Creative Writing
Depositing User: Scarlett Thomas
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 09:40 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 13:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53337 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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