5 October, 2018
Author: Sarah Perry
Category: New Books
Recommended by bookseller Eleanor Franzen:
"Starting with an eminent Czech scholar who inherits some papers from an elderly friend who dies at his carrel in Prague’s National Library, Perry's third novel centers on the legend of Melmoth, a woman cursed to wander the earth forever. The novel is intensely atmospheric: you can almost feel the chill of the wind swirling snow on the bridges of Prague, see the jackdaws tilting their observant heads. It also asks enormous questions about morality: is one good deed enough to offset a dozen bad ones? How much atonement is enough? Is atonement necessary, or productive? Melmoth will be the most wonderful fireside book this winter."
Buy a copy of Melmoth here.