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The Trembling of a Leaf; Little Stories of the South Sea Islands by W. Somerset Maugham

Posted at — Jan 20, 2019

Shrewd observations on human nature with a lot of fancy words, an array of slurs, and a bunch of suicides. Doesn’t say a lot about "native cultures", just focuses on the feelings and misgivings of the white man in a strange land. Realistic characters, subtle irony. Probably nice to read when you’re going to Samoa.

(read it for a book club)


(306 pages, ISBN: 0342242784, Worldcat, Open Library)

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