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Birnam Woody

An anarchist garden collective meets a scheming American tech billionaire in the South Island of New Zealand, and a thrilling book is born! Eleanor Catton, who won the Booker Prize for her novel ‘The Luminaries,’ will absolutely knock your socks off with incredible wit, sarcasm, and intelligence. The pages of 'Birnam Wood' are full of relevant tropes: guerilla garden club vs. Billionaire, environmental crisis vs. the incessant continuation of big business, and ideological purity that is unshakeable, until a ticket out of poverty arrives, then suddenly, the modus operandi gets a little hazy. The book's title and the gardening group are from Shakespeare: “Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him.” I hope the few sentences here give you an idea of how explosive and exhilarating this book is. Read on!