Susanna Clarke (Author)
September 15, 2020
5.4 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Susanna Clarke is the author of the The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories and the New York Times bestseller and Hugo Award-winning Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. She lives in England.
"A novel that feels like a surreal meditation on life in quarantine." --The New Yorker"Piranesi astonished me. It is a miraculous and luminous feat of storytelling, at once a gripping mystery, an adventure through a brilliant new fantasy world, and a deep meditation on the human condition: feeling lost, and being found. I already want to be back in its haunting and beautiful halls!" --Madeline Miller, New York Times Bestselling Author of CIRCE "Unforgettable - surely one of the most original works of fiction this season. It drops you into a mind-bending fantasy world, a vast labyrinth with infinite rooms and seas that sweep into halls and up staircases with the tides. ... It's a hypnotic tale that you can devour in a day (and probably will; it's that hard to put down)." --AARP "Piranesi is a gorgeous, spellbinding mystery that gently unravels page by page. Precisely the sort of book that I love wordlessly handing to someone so they can have the pleasure of uncovering its secrets for themselves. This book is a treasure, washed up upon a forgotten shore, waiting to be discovered." --Erin Morgenstern, NYT bestselling author of THE STARLESS SEA and THE NIGHT CIRCUS "A short and beautiful novel that reads like a poem, not in its use of language (which is very accessible) but rather in its cumulative effect of expressing an emotion and state of being that is inexpressible. It's a strange and lovely read." --Buzzfeed "What a world Susanna Clarke conjures into being, what a tick-tock-tick-tock of reveals, what a pure protagonist, what a morally-squalid supporting cast, what beauty, tension and restraint, and what a pitch-perfect ending. Piranesi is an exquisite puzzle-box far, far bigger on the inside than it is on the outside." --David Mitchell, New York Times bestselling author of CLOUD ATLAS "Destined to become a work of classic fantasy." --Ron Charles, CBS Sunday Morning Book Report "Piranesi Will Wreck You: The novel establishes Susanna Clarke as one of our greatest living writers." --New York Magazine "Infinitely clever... none of [Clarke's] enchantment has worn off - it's evolved. . . to abide in these pages is to find oneself happily detained in awe." --The Washington Post "Susanna Clarke's first novel in sixteen years is a wonder." --Slate "Susanna Clarke has fashioned her own myth anew and enlarged the world again." --The New Republic "Almost impossible to put down... lavishly descriptive, charming, heartbreaking and imbued with a magic that will be familiar to Clarke's devoted readers, Piranesi will satisfy lovers of Jonathan Strange and win her many new fans." --Bookpage, starred review "Readers who accompany [Piranesi] as he learns to understand himself will see magic returning to our world. Weird and haunting and excellent." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "Clarke wraps a twisty mystery inside a metaphysical fantasy in her extraordinary new novel . . . Sure to be recognized as one of the year's most inventive." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "As questions multiply and suspense mounts in this spellbinding, occult puzzle of a fable, one begins to wonder if perhaps the reverence, kindness, and gratitude practiced by Clarke's enchanting and resilient hero aren't all the wisdom one truly needs." --Booklist, Starred Review "Clarke creates an immersive world that readers can almost believe exists. This is a solid crossover pick for readers whose appreciation of magical fantasy leans toward V.E. Schwab or Erin Morgenstern." --Library Journal, Starred Review "Clarke's imagination is prodigious, her pacing is masterly and she knows how to employ dry humor in the service of majesty." --Gregory Maguire, The New York Times "Nobody writes about magic the way Clarke does . . . She writes about magic as if she's actually worked it." --Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine