The Skinning Tree, Paperback

The Skinning Tree Paperback



Set against the Japanese advance on India during the Second World War, The Skinning Tree centres on the nine-year-old Sabby, who lives in a Calcutta family where sophisticated British habits such as bridge and dinner parties co-exist with Indian values and nationalism.

When he is sent to a boarding school in northern India, he witnesses a strict regime in which the schoolboys are beaten and brutalized by the teachers. The boys themselves take on their abusers' cruel traits, mindlessly killing animals and hanging their skins on a cactus, before their thoughts turn to even more sinister schemes.

Conspiratorial whisperings and plans of revenge spiral into a tragedy engulfing Sabby, in a chilling novel exploring human nature's darkest facets.




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