THE HESPERIDES TREE
One of Nicholas Mosley’s most compelling and provocative novels, The Hesperides Tree draws on the themes explored in his Catastrophe Practice Series—the importance of myth and coincidence in our lives. A young man frustrated by the inability of either of his two chosen disciplines—biology and English—to articulate a complete view of the world leaves his university and embarks upon a quest to find the girl he fell in love with years before, and to understand the relationship among things. His journey leads him to a deserted island—home to a species of rapidly evolving birds—that may be the mythical Garden of the Hesperides, where the Tree of Life is thought to be.
PUBLISHER: Secker & Warburg
PUBLICATION DATE: 1 February 2001View all Books