Book cover for The Trees

The Trees



05 October 2023
352 pages
Imprint: Picador


The genius of this novel is that in an age of reactionary populism it goes on the offensive, using popular forms to address a deep political issue as page-turning comic horror.
It's about time this extraordinary American writer got some credit this side of the Pond.
He has made some audacious leaps over nearly 40 years of writing, but The Trees may be his most audacious. He makes a revenge fantasy into a comic horror masterpiece. He turns narrative stakes into moral stakes and raises them sky-high. Readers will laugh until it hurts.
The Trees feels powerfully prescient.