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Melmoth
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Melmoth (Paperback)

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Synopsis

'Hugely readable and profoundly important ... Perry's masterly piece of postmodern gothic is one of the great achievements of our century'

The Observer



SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE



OBSERVER FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018



'Beautiful, devastating, brilliant'

Marian Keyes



'Astonishingly dark ... exquisitely balanced'

Francis Spufford



'Packs a punch of atmosphere, creepiness, fear and melancholy'

Susan Hill



'Mythic, ominous and sensitively human'

Frances Hardinge



'Richly atmospheric, daring and surprising'

Melissa Harrison



'Striking and brave, ... moving and terribly beautiful'

Sam Guglani

Oh my friend, won't you take my hand - I've been so lonely!



One winter night in Prague, Helen Franklin meets her friend Karel on the street.



Agitated and enthralled, he tells her he has come into possession of a mysterious old manuscript, filled with personal testimonies that take them from 17th-century England to wartime Czechoslovakia, the tropical streets of Manila, and 1920s Turkey. All of them tell of being followed by a tall, silent woman in black, bearing an unforgettable message.



Helen reads its contents with intrigue, but everything in her life is about to change.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Profile Books Ltd Publication Date: 03/10/2019 ISBN-13: 9781788160674  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sarah Perry is the author of The Essex Serpent and After Me Comes the Flood. She has been the UNESCO City of Literature writer-in-residence in Prague and a Gladstone's Library writer-in-residence. Her work has been translated into twenty two languages.

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Staff Choice

As with her other brilliant novel, The Essex Serpent, Perry has found a tantalising legend - in this case that of Melmoth the Wanderer - and weaved a gripping, epic, deeply thoughtful narrative with it. Mysterious happenings in modern day Prague lead our lonely heroine, Helen, to investigate sightings of a tall, dark clad woman, who appears before people at their lowest ebb and tempts them to join in her fate. It is genuinely scary and proudly gothic, but also original, philosophical and satisfying. One of this year's stand-out novels for me. 

Charlotte, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 20/09/2019

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