When Charlotte Lewes, newly widowed by World War I and deeply unhappy, decides to embark for Rangoon in 1918, she is looking to escape the ruins of her old life. She meets John Dollar, a sailor, the man with whom she will share a passionate love.
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"The New York Times Book Review" In making us see her characters' humanity, she also compels us to acknowledge our shared yearning and sense of loss.From the Back Cover:
“A superb novel, hypnotic, disturbing and artful … The writing throughout is masterly … almost any sentence may be shot through with wonderful phrases bright as tracer bullets.”
“A strange surrealistic tale of shipwreck told in prose at once as dense and flowing as the sea itself … a chilling book, beautifully written … The descriptions of life on the island are as vivid as anything in the 'genre', the terrors depicted every bit as effective as those in 'Lord of the Flies'.
SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
“Marianne Wiggins’s novel, set in Burma in 1918, is not about the end of empire but about the end of hope, innocence, meaning and reason … Wiggins does not so much tell a story as make her readers live it … she renews our sense of what prose fiction can do.”
“The events have at once a sharp reality and the elusiveness of dreams … a glittering, violent and surreal tale … Her fiction is a work of high ambition.”
“A powerful story that not only pulls you through to its final pages but also propels you back to the beginning again, where you find you want to follow her descent into hell a second time.”
NEW YORK TIMES
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