Piranesi

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Publisher Description

New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction

World Fantasy Awards Finalist



From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.



Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.



There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.



For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
September 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Publishing
SELLER
Bookwire Gesellschaft zum Vertrieb digitaler Medien mbH
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Camyoung1495 ,

Good read.

I found myself wanting to draw my own map of the labyrinth in the first part, wanting to shake Piranesi throughout, and looking for my own worlds in liminal spaces by the end.

254@easy ,

Wonderful

A joy to read.

Big Mifty ,

Absolutely stunning

Amazing world building and fantasy collide with a philosophical story about identity, religion, and self perception. I cannot stress enough how beautiful the world the author created is. A must read!

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