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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 the sheltered life she has crafted for herself is about to change. 





A strange manuscript has come into her possession, and its contents have the power to unravel every strand of her fragile safety net. 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. Despite her scepticism, Helen can't stop reading, or shake the feeling that someone or something 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.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS Publication Date: 04/10/2018 ISBN-13: 9781788160650  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sarah Perry is the author of The Essex Serpent and After Me Comes the Flood. A number one bestseller and Waterstones Book of the Year 2016, The Essex Serpent was nominated for a further eight literary awards, including the Costa Novel Award 2017, and the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2017. After Me Comes the Flood was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2014 and the Folio Prize 2014, and won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award 2014. Sarah has been the UNESCO City of Literature Writer-In-Residence in Prague and a Gladstone's Library Writer-in-Residence. Her work is being translated into nineteen languages, and her essays and fiction have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and RTE 1. She reviews fiction for the Guardian and the Financial Times.

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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 - 05/10/2018

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