The Private Lives Of Trees

Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell

The Private Lives Of Trees
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The Private Lives Of Trees

Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell

he story of a single night: a young professor of literature named Julin is reading to his step-daughter Daniela and nervously waiting for his wife Vernica to return from her art class. Each night, Julin has been improvising a story about trees to tell Daniela before she goes to sleep, and each Sunday he works on a novel about a man tending to his bonsai, but something about this night is different. As Julin becomes increasing concerned that Vernica won’t return, he reflects on their life together in minute detail, and imagines what Daniela-at 20, at 25 will think.

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