Piranisi by Susanna Clarke


Susanna Clarke

Piranisi shares his castle home with the sea, the birds, the fish, the statues, the skeletons and one other person simply named the ‘Other’. However, times are changing and strange things are happening: they may no longer be alone. A magical, beautiful and atmospheric novel with a revelatory ending. One to read as much for the writing as the story. I absolutely loved it.


I visit all the dead, but particularly the Folded-Up-Child. I bring the food, water and water lilies from the Drowned Halls. I speak to them, telling them what I have been doing and I describe any wonders that I have seen in the House. In this way they know that they are not alone.

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