#bookreview Burntcoat by Sarah Hall

Bookseller synopsis:

You were the last one here before I closed the door of Burntcoat, before we all shut our doors.

In the bedroom above her immense studio at Burntcoat, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness is making her final preparations. Her life will draw to an end in the coming days.

Downstairs, the studio is a crucible glowing with memories and desire. It was here, when the first lockdown came, that she brought Halit. The lover she barely knew. A presence from another culture. A doorway into a new and feverish world.

My reading experience:

Firstly I would like to thank Netgalley, the author and publisher for my ARC.

This is a book of our time from the perspective of an artist. Beautifully written, sometimes other worldly, but glittering with imagination and emotion, this is the story of Edith, who knows that she is now not long for the world.

I recommend this book for dark afternoons and moonlight nights.


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