Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.

 

Susanna Clarke conjures up a fantastical realm featuring a semi-submerged 'House' replete with statues and skeletons. ⁠⁠Its surprisingly sanguine inhabitant, the eponymous Piranesi, wanders the interminable halls, his days punctuated by rendevouz with the ominous 'Other.' ⁠⁠As the fable unravels, the reader is drawn into an enigmatic world of solitude, surrealness and the supernatural.⁠⁠

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Piranesi, Susanna Clarke

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