Key to Treehouse Living by Elliot Reed

Key to Treehouse Living

Elliot Reed

Don’t be put off by the fact this book is written entirely as a glossary. I worried it was a literary gimmick, but soon found myself caught up in William’s life, and his unusual way of capturing moments, ideas and feelings. It’s a strange way to tell a story, but I found it funny, moving, and a unique reading experience!

Extract

CAMPFIRE
A fire built outside. This is very important: you build a campfire outside, never in. It may be cold in the treehouse, and you may build a fire in there to stay warm, but believe me, you will regret it.

Parallels
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
  • Helloland by Nick Walker

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