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Piranesi

by Susanna Clarke

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Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
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    Sep 2020, 272 pages
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    Sep 7, 2021, 272 pages

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In this mysterious fantasy novel, Susanna Clarke invites readers on a journey through an unusual world where magic awaits around every corner.

Our First Impressions readers were delighted with this speculative novel by Susanna Clarke, her first since the bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell in 2004.

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Piranesi lives in a world enclosed by walls confining an ocean, a vast labyrinthine structure that he calls the House. The House contains huge rooms filled with statues and winding halls that connect them. The tides of the ocean sweep through the halls, bringing Piranesi fish and sometimes floods. The only other beings in this world are birds, which occasionally nest in the rooms; skeletons; and a man whom Piranesi names the Other. As the story unwinds, Piranesi becomes aware that the Other comes from a different world, and that there are more of his kind who have visited the House before and may come again. The Other warns Piranesi against these visitors, but when a woman named Raphael appears, he ...

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