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Piranesi

Author: Susanna Clarke
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Detective and mystery fiction
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Magic realist fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clarke, Susanna.
Piranesi
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.
(DLC) 2020009930
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susanna Clarke
ISBN: 9781635575644 1635575648 9781526622440 1526622440
OCLC Number: 1142960949
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: COVER --
TITLE PAGE --
DEDICATION PAGE --
ALSO BY SUSANNA CLARKE --
EPIGRAPH PAGE --
CONTENTS --
PART 1: PIRANESI --
PART 2: THE OTHER --
PART 3: THE PROPHET --
PART 4: 16 --
PART 5: VALENTINE KETTERLEY --
PART 6: WAVE --
PART 7: MATTHEW ROSE SORENSEN --
NOTE ON THE AUTHOR --
COPYRIGHT PAGE
Responsibility: Susanna Clarke.

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"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"--

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