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3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  1 Review
"On the narrative level alone, this is a compelling combination of Victorian pastiche and psychological thriller, fully and vividly imagined and often very funny. Rarely has the creative interaction of past and present been so suggestively and entertainingly conveyed."-The Independent on Sunday "On the surface a gripping mystery story, the novel is a challenging ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Pegasus Books
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Heather
May 27, 2008 Heather rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: poetry & experimental fiction lovers
Recommended to Heather by: the library gods
this book is poetry in motion, and i mean that in a bad way. it is simply riddled with beautiful prose, stunning imagery and powerful insights--and that is its downfall.

this author clearly has a love affair with language, and while i adore words, i know when to cut the poetics and focus on, let's say, plot. plot peeks it head up here and there, but because of the presentation, the plot is *very* difficult to follow for the first 30 pages or so. and this book is less than 150 pages!

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Michèle Brigitte Roberts is the author of fifteen novels, including Ignorance which was nominated for the Women's Prize for Fiction and Daughters of the House which won the W.H. Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her memoir Paper Houses was BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week in June 2007. She has also published poetry and short stories, most recently collected in Mud: Stori ...more
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