Melmoth

Sarah Perry
AUD $19.99
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From the author of the bestselling The Essex Serpent comes a darkly inventive and deeply moving novel that speaks urgently to our times.

OBSERVER BEST FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE

Oh friend, take my hand - I've been so lonely!

One winter night in Prague, Helen Franklin encounters her friend Karel, half-mad with fear.

He has come into possession of a mysterious old manuscript, filled with testimonies that speak to Helen from 17th-century England, wartime Czechoslovakia, the sweat-soaked streets of Manila and 1920's Turkey. All of them tell of being followed by a tall, silent woman in black, bearing a terrible message.

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

Author bio:

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 languages.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781788160674
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pub Date: November 2019
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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