With the recent end of BBC's excellent TV adaptation, there's no better time than now to check out Susanna Clarke's ten-year masterpiece. It's a comedy of manners, it's a fully rendered alternate history, it's bubbling over with a deeply realized sense of the weird that erupts into something incredible in the final chapters. Granted, this is no book for the faint of heart: it comes with dozens of charming but occasionally digressive footnotes, and the story takes a while to play its hand. But the magic in this set of Tarot cards stands alone as the work of a singular imagination, fully worth the ten years it took to conjure.

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ISBN: 9781620409909
Availability: Out of Print in This Format
Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 26th, 2015

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