Melmoth

Melmoth

by Sarah Perry

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 02/10/2018

  $12.42

THE NEW SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ESSEX SERPENT


OBSERVER BEST FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR


SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE


'A beautiful, devastating, brilliant book' Marian Keyes


'Astonishingly dark, rich storytelling, exquisitely balanced between gothic shocks and emotional truth' Francis Spufford


'Mythic, ominous and sensitively human, Melmoth is haunting in all the best ways' Frances Hardinge


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Twenty years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But her sheltered life is about to change.


A strange manuscript has come into her possession. It is filled with testimonies from the darkest chapters of human history, which all record sightings of a tall, silent woman in black, with unblinking eyes and bleeding feet: Melmoth, the loneliest being in the world. Condemned to walk the Earth forever, she tries to beguile the guilty and lure them away for a lifetime wandering alongside her.


Everyone that Melmoth seeks out must make a choice: to live with what they've done, or be led into the darkness. Helen can't stop reading, or shake the feeling that someone is watching her. As her past finally catches up with her, she too must choose which path to take.


Exquisitely written, and gripping until the very last page, this is a masterpiece of moral complexity, asking us profound questions about mercy, redemption, and how to make the best of our conflicted world.

ISBN:
9781782834557
9781782834557
Category:
Romance
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
02-10-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Profile
Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry was born in Essex in 1979. She has a PhD in creative writing from Royal Holloway, and has been the writer in residence at the Gladstone Library and the UNESCO World City of Literature Writer in Residence in Prague.

Her first novel, After Me Comes the Flood, was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Folio Prize, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. She lives in Norwich.

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