Stevenson Under The Palm Trees

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In the lush, uninhibited atmosphere of Samoa, Robert Louis Stevenson is languishing with the disease that will soon kill him; when a chance encounter with the mysterious Scottish missionary, Mr Baker, turns his thoughts back to his conservative, post-Reformation Edinburgh home.

As Stevenson's meetings with the tantalizingly nebulous missionary become increasingly strange, a series of crimes against the native population sours the atmosphere. With its playful nod to Stevenson's life and work Manguel has woven an intoxicating tale in which fantasy infiltrates reality.

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"Manguel merges fantasy and reality to create a deceptively simple tale that's both evocative and disturbing."
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Robert Louis Stevenson is enjoying life on the humid, colourful island of Aamoa until rape, murder and the appearance of his doppelganger, Mr Baker, change everything.

With this playful homage to Stevenson's life and work Manguel has woven an intoxicating tale in which dreams mingle with consciousness and repressed desires take shape; where stories become reality and storytellers merge with their own creations.

"Deftly drawing on Stevenson's writings, Manguel moves elegantly through multiple dualities - not merely repression and sensuality, but waking and dreaming, reporting and inventing, attraction and revulsion. Like his eminent precursors, he succeeds in showing how an ostensible crime story can carry profound implications."
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"Manguel's brief and mesmerizing work is deceptively simple and intriguingly complex, presenting, beneath the gentle and evocative narrative, a tremendous scope of themes and ideas." Zembla Magazine

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Internationally acclaimed as an essayist and novelist, Alberto Manguel is also a prize-winning translator and has edited ten anthologies. Author of the award-winning A History of Reading, News from a Foreign Country Came and Stevenson Under the Palm Trees, his most recent book is A Reading Diary. Born in Buenos Aires, he has lived in Italy, England, Tahiti and Canada, and now lives in France, where he was named an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters.

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