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Friday, May 15, 2020

Read The World - Samoa - Leaves Of The Banyan Tree

Book: Leaves of the Banyan Tree
Author: Albert Wendt
Pages: 424
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: YES
I have visited: NO

this is my 42nd book of the year

Here is the blurb from Amazon:

An epic spanning three generations, Leaves of the Banyan Tree tells the story of a family and community in Western Samoa, exploring on a grand scale such universal themes as greed, corruption, colonialism, exploitation, and revenge.

This was an okay book.  It was fairly well written, but it was a little dry.  It had a hard time picking it up and getting it finished.  I blame some of that on "quarantine slag" but some of it was probably this book.  It is a long book, and maybe if the author would have pulled it together a little more and made it shorter, it would have been better.  

Stars: 3

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